Writing Rituals To Try When You Can’t Get Started

Have you ever wanted to sit down and write, but your focus was shot and you just kept dithering instead?

One shortcut many writers have found that works for them is the use of writing rituals. Nearly all of us have them, but sometimes what we’ve been doing stops working or we think we’ve moved past them, and need to revisit them.

Loglines versus Queries

After a resounding round of form rejections, I took a step back, revamped my query and synopsis, and am now getting back into the query trenches.

You’d think I know querying forward and backward — and I do, when I stop to think about it. But, recently, one of the query submission forms asked for a one-sentence pitch — a logline — I almost flubbed it!

A Writer’s Two Worlds

In the dream world, we’d sit in front of notebooks and words would flow to the pages, never needing edits or revisions, and nothing would ever interrupt us.

Unfortunately, this is the real world. Here are tips on managing to get your writing in, and ways to support your writing.