Encouragement Pages: 5/17/19-The Beginning

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Writing is alot like riding a bike, and skinning your knee.

After skinning the this same knee, you still have a desire to ride your bike. But you also don’t wanna fall again. So, what do you do? Heal up and get right back on it.

There is not easy way to start a WIP (Work In Progress). It’s not easy to pick it up after you get stuck! But time never works in a writer’s favor with WIPs. Never. It only gets harder to pick up. It gets harder to get back in the groove of it.

Waiting makes it harder to even want to work at it! Be brave dear ones!

Be brave! Pick it up.

In Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages: 5/15/19-The Beginning

I’m constantly coming up with ideas. I have to record them or write them down to keep track of them all! However, the scariest part is still the start. Not the research, but the start–the actual putting of idea to paper or screen.

But the fear is always, “How is this going to come together?!” However, the fear of not doing, consumes the fear of doing. The start is terrifying! But it’s more terrifying to keep all that locked up.

Let the people in your head out!

In Love & Ink,

JBHarris

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Encouragement Pages-05/01/19: Space-Making

There’s something amazing about having a space to create, to write or brainstorm. Writers are obsessed with space. Blank pages. Empty tables and notebooks. We have to have space!

The beautiful thing about a writer’s space is that you can make unique to your talent or even a project. The space, your space, should facilitate creativity! Favorite things, scented candles, even favorite writing quotes. Take the time to construct the space.

It is yours. It needs to be yours.

In Love & Ink,

JBHarris

MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The idea of a writing space has been on my mind for the better part of this month. So, in that vein, I’m going to give my take on the importance of having a writing space for May.

I’m sure you all will have thoughts on this. I look forward to tips and comments about how you organize your writing space.

****NEW PROJECT*****

This project will begin in June. These takes will be exclusive to the site, with links to the coming to YouTube. These takes will be 10 minutes, with topics related to writing. I’ll keep you posted.

We are in the final stages of completing the podcast! We will begin airing the podcast twice monthly, with the goal of broadcasting every week!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email circlethewritersblock@gmail.com. The lovely Clarissa Dyson will be happy to get back to you.

Great things are coming!

Follow the space!

Encouragement Pages: 4/24/19-Put Your Thoughts On Wax

Writers use all kinds of tools to get the work of writing done. One of the most overlooked tools is what is a freely installed app on your phone.

Voice Memos.

This feature allows you the unique ability to record your idea, with a time and date stamp. It’s your own ‘poor man’ copyright. Take advantage of this feature. It’s not as sexy as pen and paper, I know. There is a sensual nature to that, without a doubt. But if preserving the story is the goal, keeping the idea in tact the mission (read: especially, if pen and paper aren’t available!) record it.

It’ll save your sanity.

And maybe keep you from cursing your future self for not recording the idea at first unction.

Encouragement Pages: 4/22/19-Write It Down

Memories are the Achilles’s of writers. The biggest trick it plays on you is to when you have a good idea, you don’t have to write it down immediately.

Let me tell you–don’t listen to that lie.

Write it down.

On a napkin. Text it to yourself. Send yourself an email. But don’t believe the lie that you don’t have to write it down!

Pro-Tip: Use a voice recorder. No muss no fuss. This way you can have a running catalog of your ideas and potential stories.

Preserve the stories. At all costs.

JBHarris Writing Services Tool: Encouragement Pages

This is a new thing on JBHarris Writing Services. It is going to be used as a tool of encouragement and focus. Three times a week there will be posting to encourage you to keep writing.

They will range from the serious to the affirming, and sometimes funny. But the goal is always to keep you writing, fellow scribes and oracles!

Look for encouragement pages to start every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting April 10!