5 on Friday: Recovering the Joy, Eureka Moments, Lessons from Maya Angelou and More

Posted by on May 30, 2014

5 on Friday:  Recovering the Joy, Eureka Moments, Lessons from Maya Angelou and More

Recovering the Joy In Writing

by Barbara O’Neal writing at Writer Unboxed

Sometimes the thing you love most, you fall out of love with. When this happens, your world doesn’t seem quite the same, especially when the thing you’re on the outs with it is writing. How to cope when you have a need…no a compulsion to do the thing you were meant to do, but the drive just isn’t there? Barbara O’Neal gives excellent tips on how to rekindle the love affair.

 

5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters

by Shannon Haislip writing at Positive Writer

I have a friend who, for some reason, cannot stand Sylvester Stallone. Sly has never met my friend, never done a thing to him, but my friend is a film afficianado who think that Stallone’s movies are a blight on the landscape of film. We’ve had this discussion before a few times, and I usually let him speak, then my rebuttal is simple.

Stallone wrote Rocky.

Shannon Haislip sat done and watched all the Rocky movies and wrote this excellent post about her observations. My favorite one is her number one tip – Let Your Character Get Beaten – a Lot. Great advice!

1. Let your character get beaten—a lot.
1. Let your character get beaten—a lot.

Where Do Eureka Moments Come From?

by Maria Konnikova writing at the New Yorker

Ever get asked where your ideas come from? Now you can answer that question.

3 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Writers Block

by Noam Kroll writing at Premium Beat

Who knows what causes writers block? For me it can be as simple as not getting enough sleep. Whatever the cause for you, Noam Kroll gives good tips for defeating it in his post.

How to Live a Life That Matters: 5 Lessons from Maya Angelou

Michael Hyatt

I must admit – I’m not much of a poet nor a huge fan of poetry. I appreciated Maya Angelou’s work though. Through her struggles and immense talent she put words on paper that will be remembered long after we are gone. Rest In Peace Ms. Angelou.

Maya Angelou’s Life in Photos

 

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5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf
5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf
5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf

5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf

5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf

5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf

5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf
5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf
5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/5-things-rocky-taught-me-about-writing-knockout-main-characters/#sthash.XC6CmaWn.dpuf
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