Encouragement Pages-11/11/2019

I want you to know that you control your talent.

I want you to know that no one can tell you want to write.

I want you to know that what you write, what you choose not to write, is completely up to you.

I want you to know that what you desire to create, you can.

You have your freedom.

Use it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-10/11/2019-Holy Word Boldness

The English language has 26 letters.

At present, there are over 170,000 words.

Over. 170,000 words.

This means that you have the chance to say everything that you needed to say. Everything that you want to say, need to have other folk hear, and for the world to be aware of.

Never, ever say that you have nothing to say.

I’m sure there’s a word for it. If it ain’t, make it up?

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages: 10/04/2019

Fear of writing is this.

Forsaking Energy Against Risks.

Remember this as you write today. Writing is a risk. It will always be a risk! When you take something from your head, and push it thought the kinetic fury of your hands, that is a risk.

Plotting and planning cannot compensate for everything. Although, that is a good strategy. But, as trust the wisdom of Nora Roberts:

“You cannot edit a blank page.”

Don’t let the fear win, beloveds.

Write. And keep writing.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages: 10/02/2019

What would you write if you were never afraid?

What you would write if you believed you could?

What would it be like to write without fear?

Today…use that fear—and write anyway.

Today, I want you to channel the apprehension, the doubt, the fear of failure and create. After all, writing is alchemy! You are changing something that is not into something that is.

Fear is the roadblock to creativity. But if you harness it? You can grab stars.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-09/13/2019: Inside The Story Machine

*Note: This concept will be discussed on The Writers’ Block podcast on 9/26. This podcast can be found wherever you get your podcasts, see the end of the post to get all info!

I had an English professor, Dr. Karen Kalenevitch, who gave us a trick to combat the hell that is writers’ block. She told us about something she called the story machine.

Now, what is this you ask? I’ll tell you.

You take an empty bag and write random phrases, places, date or names on it and throw them in the bag. You shake it up, and pull out 3 slips of paper. From those pieces of paper, you can construct a story. Perhaps from there, a free write. From there, a draft. From that draft, a revision. From revisions, to stories.

Try it.

You may never know what you come up with.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

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