Work Always Comes Before Willpower

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that tells us Work Always Comes Before Willpower

Novelty Revisions

In the health space, there’s often this assumption that not being able to meet or maintain a weight loss goal results from a lack of willpower. If you don’t have the willpower, you won’t lose or keep off the weight.

Something similar happens when we set and attempt to meet writing goals. We assume that if we wait long enough, we’ll somehow magically develop the “willpower” necessary to write a book or start a blog or any of the other things we want so desperately to accomplish.

To be clear, we don’t always do this on purpose. Imagine you’re sitting at your laptop checking your email. You know that on your to-do list is a goal to write 1,000 words before the day ends. But you’re “not quite ready” to start yet. So you tab over to Facebook. Which leads to a BuzzFeed post. Which begins a two-hour deep dive…

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Check out this bite size writing tip on entering a short story competition from this post on Esther Chilton’s blog.


Entering a short story competition? Think outside the box.

When I ran my last short story competition, a lot of entries focused on death and an apocalyptic world. Jot down several ideas. The first few will probably be themes a lot of entrants will write about. Ignore these and let your mind push you forward and onto something a little different.


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March Round-up: 5 cool articles I want to share

Check out this post with links to five great articles from the March roundup on Ari Meghlen’s blog.

Ari Meghlen - Writer | Blogger | Bad card player

It’s the last Monday of the month so it’s time for a quick Round-Up of articles from other bloggers that I have enjoyed this month.

March Round up: 5 cool articles I want to share.  Image from Pixabay

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The Pup That Nearly Wasn’t

Check out this great post from Annette Rochelle Aben with her entry in the 2019 Blogger’s Bash Blog Post Contest.

Annette Rochelle Aben

  “Can we keep him, mom?”

Of course, they had already been told that ALL five of the puppies would have to find homes. They would keep Lady, the momma dog, but not the pups. But the pup they wanted to keep was no ordinary dog, he was Fatso Fogarty, the pup that nearly wasn’t.

Only two months earlier, Lady, heavy with a load of unborn pups, gave birth while the family was on vacation at the lake. The little family of five, watched wide-eyed as the miracle of birth played out in a cardboard box lined with newspaper and old towels. Four pups, cleaned off by Lady, snuggled in a heap, next to her warm body. Everyone basked in the glow of puppy love for a few minutes before getting on with their own evening. Heck, they hadn’t even had the chance to unpack their suit cases before…

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Photography 101: Your Gear Isn’t the Problem

Check out this installment of Photography 101: Your Gear Isn’t the Problem – from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

Your photography “kit” is probably not the problem. One of my favorite landscape photographers and YouTube personalities, Thomas Heaton, gets reals about the ups & downs of photography in this recently released video I’ve included.

I think all Creatives, regardless of chosen discipline, suffer from ups & downs in their creative workflow from time to time. Thomas is half my age so I’ve probably experienced them more often than he has to date but maybe not. Checkout his video.

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Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Khaya Ronkainen

Meet author Khaya Ronkainen from this post on the PBS blog.

The PBS Blog

Today, I’d like to welcome Khaya Ronkainen. Welcome to The PBS Blog! Let’s get started.

What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Khaya Ronkainen. I was born and bred in South Africa, and I now call Finland my second home.

South Africa in the houusee. What was your childhood dream?

To become a teacher. I have huge respect for teachers. I talk this, and also the reasons why I never took up the occupation after all, in the “About” page of my site.

Nice. We’ll be sure to link that below. In your own words, what is humility?

Humility is not a low opinion of one’s self but an awareness that there’s always room for improvement, even if one is confident in their abilities and skills/talents.

Absolutely agree. Who’s your favorite Historical figure?

Nelson Mandela, because he gave me a voice. Most people are aware…

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