Category: Joe’s Writing Tips

Writing in the Time of Covid

I don’t know about all of you, but since the Covid-19 pandemic has engulfed the world my writing output has suffered. I want to write. I really want to write. But, some evenings, all I accomplish is staring at an empty page. In the last month, I’ve finally started to come out of my productivity slump, and I wanted to… Read more →

Joe’s Writing Tips: A Correction

So, in my last writing tips post I stated that editing is better than writing. Now that that post is live on the internet forever, I have slightly changed my opinion. I’ve refined it. Here is a more accurate statement: Revising is better than writing the first draft. I said editing before, but what I really meant was revising. Because,… Read more →

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Editing is Better Than Writing, Fight Me!

Yeah! I said it. Editing is better than writing. Deal with it! Seriously though, writing a first draft is like pulling teeth. Coaxing words from the lump of gray matter up there is torture. I’m sure most writers love the serendipitous fuzzy feeling they get from the act of creation, and I’ve gotten it occasionally as well, but, if I… Read more →

Top Five Reasons to Join a Writing Group

Thinking about joining a righting group? Well, you should and here are the top five reasons why. 1. Get Social Writing is a solitary activity and most of us writers are fairly introverted. I don’t know about you, but a night in with a movie and a bag of cheddar popcorn so much more appealing than attending a college kegger.… Read more →

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Joe’s Writing Tips: Writer’s Block and How I Destroyed It

I’ve seen some authors claim that writer’s block does not exist. I don’t buy it though. Not one bit. Writer’s block is real and it sucks! There are times when I feel like I’m in a groove. Then there are times when a blank screen stares me in the face, taunting me and my lack of word output. My Solution… Read more →