This podcast is to encourage writers to push words forward starting with one-word, one sentence, and one page at a time. Join me each week as I share my writing journey, writing tips, and intimate talks with my writer friends and authors, sharing their struggles and triumphs of writing that first draft, to the ins and outs of editing and publishing their books.
What I learned by attending a writing workshop hosted by Dr. Jen Lowry at https://jenlowrywrites.com, The Monarch Method. I gather a lot of golden nuggets for honoring the blank page. Read on my blog: https://tishbouvier.com/2021/06/10/the-monarch-method-honoring-the-blank-page/
Good News? Plus 7 Tips To Start Writing. Haiku Book #2 is ready to Pre-order, and there’s a printed version available on April 17th, 2021. I also met with some of my young audience who wants to start writing, so use these 7 tips to get your thoughts out of your head and down on paper.
Camp NaNoWriMo was established in 2011 as an extension of NaNoWrimo. It's an imaginary camp retreat for writers to break away from reality. You can jump-start a new writing project, edit or make revisions on current project, write poetry, scripts and screenplays, the choice is yours. So pack your bags and join me and other writers from around the world in April and July Camp NaNoWrimo. Sign up at www.nanowrimo.org
Welcome to Spring, a season for new beginnings. Today I’m going to share an update on #mywritinglife including my goals, April’s announcements, the books I’m reading, and I’ll talk about an author’s protected asset, sleep. Blog post on sleep https://www.tishbouvier.com/notebook/sleep-is-an-authors-protected-asset
I’m so excited about accomplishing two of my three top goals for the Q1 of 2021. YAY, ME! I pushed perfection out of mind, out of sight with a daily note to self that perfection doesn’t exist. I revised my website to fit who I am as a writer. And I launched my Podcast and Patreon with a Discord Community. I used GAP method (goal, action, and planning) to make my author journey a little easier to manage each day.
When Life Happens, and it does, but as a writer you can take the storm of your journey and bank your experiences. You can apply your emotions, your demeanor, and general observations for a future story. You can also use these experiences to develop your character’s personality as to how they will react when life happens.
A Special Valentine’s Day Podcast, featuring Dr. Jen Lowry, author of Love Over Pizza, a southern fiction about two people falling in love through the anonymity of an online dating service, while working together. Without giving away the spoiler, Jen and I talk about her characters, the development of their unique names, and the setting — elements that gives Love Over Pizza its southern charm. Connect with Jen Lowry at jenlowrywrites.com
Free yourself from perfection, is a message I want to share with my audience. I struggle with perfection every day by trying to make my creative endeavors as flawless as possible, which includes my daily writings, a constant update to my website, and even my podcast interviews. Perfection causes me more stress than necessary. I can't finish what I started because I'm constantly going back changing and deleting my work in order to make it better than before. And it's okay to give your best in all that you do. But when you're obsessed in doing your best, perfection slows your progress, and robs you of your successful endeavors. I challenge you to embrace and celebrate your IMPERFECTIONS, and keep pushing forward.
Portia McGowen is a retired 4th grade school teacher who goes by the name Author Portia. Author Portia has a passion for writing and illustrating children’s books. She believes that reading is the foundation to jumpstart a child’s imagination. Author Portia reflects on memories of her childhood, and how her niece inspired her to write Jasmine and The Old Oak Tress. Author Portia website at www.authorportia.weebly.com
Today’s guest is my dear author friend Ann Harrison. Ann is blind, and her disability doesn’t stop her from achieving her goals of being a published author and poet, therefore I call her the “No Excuse” Writer. Be sure to check out Ann Harrison Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/