Tag Archives: How can I become a full-time writer.

Writing Time, Part 79. Setting Goals, Dreaming Lifestyles

Here’s a question for a writer: What does the ideal day, week, year in a writing career look like?  A friend of mine, a wise and lovely woman, filled to the gills with integrity, and inspiring to all, says Think … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 67. Carving Out Writing Time

Of course, we who love our work are more likely to make time for it. But, make time out of what? Busy lives, tons of demands from family, friends, home, and work appear to fill every day to bursting. Carving moments … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 63. Supporting Systems, Galloping Time

Now and then, a moment arrives, when hardly anybody wants anything from us. Maybe something was cancelled, leaving a serene empty space, or it’s the day after a holiday, ditto. I used to go mad at such moments. Quick, this … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 59. Writing and the Beatles’ Touring Years

A brilliant and successful writer once told me, All writers secretly wish they were musicians or baseball players. I don’t know whether that’s as true as it sounds, but watching professionals having fun in their profession never fails to thrill … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 58. Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen Keeps Working

As I read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, I’m delighted, but not surprised, to find that he is a superb storyteller and a beautiful writer. Of course he is. To a fiction writer, his music career is a lesson in love of … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 56. Goals, Systems, Dreams, and a Writing Career

We’ve got to have great big goals to get us out of bed in the morning. But we need to set systems into place in order to move towards them, or goals may turn back into dreams. Most writers I … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 40. On Creating Writing Time Within the Working Week

In designing our ideal writing lives, within our everyday lives, it’s well to tailor them to our own rhythms, but it’s also worth challenging our scheduling habits. Something that does not serve us has got to give, whether it’s TV … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 36. Our Own Plans for a Writing Life

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they’ve got planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn Writing out goals shapes my days’ work. It shapes my days as … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 27. An Oasis in the Workweek

Our our days are busy. It’s hard not to feel the pinch of vital activities, pleasant and otherwise, that appear have little or nothing to add to our writing careers. But if we are to be writers, we need to keep our … Continue reading

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Writing Time 21: Incremental Career Growth: Four Questions to Ask

Once we writers look at the small steps to the full-time career we desire, we see that many of them, such as writing queries or outlining story arcs and writer’s presentations, can be addressed in 10 minute increments through even … Continue reading

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