Encouragement Pages-02/19/2021

Writers are a fan of tomorrow. So much so that they sometimes start everything then.

To that thought, let me counter with this piece of wisdom: tomorrow never comes.

Which leaves you a decision, dear writer. When will you start writing—now or tomorrow?

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-02/12/2021

Writers write. This is what we do!

Sometimes this is hard. Sometimes this is overwhelming. But the devastating thing is for a writer to not write. Frustration in momentary, writer’s block is temporary, but denying you talent? You are flirting with losing it forever.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-12/23/2020

There are only eight more days until this year is over! With that in mind, what are you looking forward to complete or start for the new year of 2021. What are you looking forward to? What have you been scared to start? What have you been scared to finish? What have you been dreaming of doing? If the idea has come back to you more than once, that is a sign that you need to write it down.

You can do it. Don’t fear the words–fear not writing them.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-12/21/2020

There is a peace when you complete work, and even when you begin it! Writing is one of those practices where you have peace when  you get a something out of your head, and when you get something off of your writer’s to do list. Oh, that’s a thing! Be brave though! Be brave enough to put all your words down and stir them up! Start the work. Finish the work. The words are waiting  on you.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Note:  Watch for the series and show on The Writers’ Block Podcast in January 2021 of the same title:  The Writer’s To Do List.

Encouragement Pages-10/2/2020

I want you to understand that you are in charge of your imagination. You tell it what to do, where you want to go, and what you need the story to say!

You are the writer. You control this world, because you created it.

Create in confidence and write in power.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

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Introduction-What It All Means

Writing is a form of creation.

It takes passion and force and focus to create something. That passion is what fuels the vision of what you desire to do. The force is what gives you the strength to do all you desire.

Remember…the Flow is not just an nebulous thing! It is something that is equal parts power and privilege. With all that, combined with time, grants us focus.

That focus is what allows us as creators to truly create—to have nothing ahead of you or inside of you other than raw creative energy. This is what it means to tap into that power.

Herein is what it means to create The Flow.

The Flow is not a secret. It is not vapid nor is it something that is a rumor artists share or whisper about! It is not something that is accidental, but always fueled by intent—and intention.

Intention powers The Flow. Focus directs us to the best access to it. Passion keeps us chasing it, because there is no high like it! None. Let us continue to explore this more.

Indeed, there is a power in and to creation. And we—and you—have it.

Encouragement Pages-06/17/2020

What are you waiting for?

There is a need within you to write, so why on Earth are you ignoring it? You have worlds within you waiting to be shown and explored!

Be brave and explore them…one word at a time.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-06/01/2020

Half the year is gone, dear ones.

With six months gone, with six months remaining there are still stories yet to tell. There are still things to imagine, there are still things to record and there is still work to be done.

Do not be tricked by the calendar, dear ones.

Get your work done.

For writers, time is not dictated by clocks–it is by pens.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

The Power Of A Brainstorm

Brainstorm.

I love a good brainstorm! This is when all your creative energies surface together and crash into your imagination. It allows you to test your imagination’s limits–and stretch it in ways you had not thought about before.

A brainstorm is a writer’s best friend.

With any storm, they seem to come out of nowhere, and are more powerful than thought. You must remember that you wield the wind and rains which come in these storms. They should never overwhelm you, startle you or through you off balance!

Brainstorming is different from “The Flow” because the source is different. Brainstorming is internal while “The Flow” is external. Brainstorms come out of the blue, while “The Flow” has to be experienced, tapped into even. It’s a current more, while a brainstorm is a circuit. Embrace that and channel it.

You will never regret that.