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Finish What You Start

I have a bunch of unfinished stories and projects stashed away in Evernote and Google Docs. Why? Distraction. I start off strong. I’ll focus on one thing, scheduling time to work on it each day. I’ll make progress, but that progress will come to a halt. I got an idea. This idea had nothing to…

Snapshot Storyteller | "Clearing Roadblocks" | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Clearing Roadblocks

Sometimes I feel stuck in my writing journey for a variety of reasons (e.g. zero motivation, unable to work through a story, lack of confidence, etc). Writing isn’t easy and being stuck is a component of my writing journey that I have to work with. Instead of feeling bad for being stuck, I decided to…

The Story Length Struggle

Story length is one of those storytelling components I obsess over. How long (or short) should it be? Should you stick to established word count or go rogue? Will anyone read it if it’s too long or too short? Word count charts are helpful. Articles on the importance of word counts are also helpful. But…

Snapshot Storytelling | "Plot Twists & Storytelling" | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Plot Twists & Storytelling

After watching the series finale of Game of Thrones, I thought about the role plot twists play in storytelling. They can make or break a story. They can excite a reader or completely turn them off. When I’m working on a story, sometimes I come up with the plot twist while I’m planning the story.…

Snapshot Storyteller | "My Thoughts on Audiobooks" | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

My Thoughts on Audiobooks

It takes me forever to finish a physical book and that’s IF I finish it (stares at the pile of unfinished books in front of me). Why? Laziness and my inability to prioritize reading. Once I acknowledged the problem, I could work on the solution. Audiobooks. I downloaded the Libby app. Once I linked my…

Snapshot Storyteller: "Self-Care for Creatives" -- As a creative, having a self-care routine is mandatory to avoid burnout. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it does need to work for you. | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Self-Care for Creatives

There’s no standard when it comes to self-care. It can be face masks and soaks in hot baths. Or nestled with a cozy blanket, a good book, and your drink of choice. Or my fave, a nap. As a creative, self-care is mandatory if I want to avoid creative burnout. My self-care practice sometimes involves…

Snapshot Storyteller: Developing Your Writing Style -- Developing your writing style isn't easy, but it's the most interesting part of your writing journey. Don't rush it and don't overthink it. Trust the process. | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Developing Your Writing Style

Developing your writing style takes time. Once you develop it, it will change as you progress as a writer. You’ll have a variety of cadences in your writing arsenal. Unlike grammar, there are no rules when it comes to your writing style other than making the writing style your own. Write On, Joy    

Snapshot Storyteller: Feeling Stuck? -- Getting stuck is part of the writing journey. I'm sharing a simple, but difficult way I deal with feeling stuck. | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Feeling Stuck?

Ever have a moment when you have an idea or concept that’s really good? You’re all excited to get started so you grab some supplies, maybe a beverage and/or snack, and hunker down. Things are coming along. You have a few things written down (or typed out) and then things start to slow down. No…

Snapshot Storyteller: Progress Over Perfection -- Where you are may not be where you want to be and that's okay. You have to start somewhere in order to get where you want to be, right? | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Progress Over Perfection

When I was creating Snapshot Storyteller, I was obsessed with making sure the website was perfect. While true perfection doesn’t exist, I try to get as close to perfection as I can. Correction: Tried. After figuratively hitting the wall several times, I switched my mindset  & focused on things being functional and presentable. The site…

Snapshot Storyteller: Two Ways I Maintain Inspiration -- I have moments when I can't tap into inspiration, no matter how hard I try. To cope with those moments, I have 2 ways I use to find my way back to inspiration. | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

Two Ways I Maintain Inspiration

As a creative, I try to be tuned in to what’s around me as a possible source of inspiration. However, sometimes, I can’t tap into inspiration no matter how hard I try. Those moments scare me as a writer because I never know how long I will be in this state of creative limbo. I…