What: Writing Baby Shower. Games are Writing Games. You might even walk out of the party with a story idea.
Who: All Writers. All Friends of Ann Dee Knight Ellis.
Boy Writers May Attend, too. We want you there.
When: Nov 20, 2014
Where: Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, UT
More specific directions: Orem City Rotunda (reception area just outside of the City Council Chambers).
Covered food items may be brought in through the library entrance.
Enter through the main library door. Take the breezeway on your left into the adult (south) wing. Continue out the library’s South entrance into the City Building. You are still inside the city buildings, cross through this second breezeway and into the Rotunda.
NOTE: This is Ann Dee’s first baby girl. She has four adorable boys. At this point she has little for a female child! Let’s change that!
Look for: Utah Writers and Authors
Celebrating Author Ann Dee Ellis and Her New ‘Edition’
I just came across this video, and it’s fascinating. It’s made for photographers, but it relates to writing as well.
The video shows hundreds of different photographs taken by different people with different cameras, but with almost identical results. The point? Pretty much any picture you take, just like with any story you write, has been done before. Nothing is truly unique.
But then it goes on to make the point that you should take comfort in that. There is beauty in the similarities, and in the idea that all across the world we are finding common experiences.
In Nanowrimo, you’re coming up on your Murky Middle. This is when you will doubt yourself. This is when you realize that this is the exact plot of Indiana Jones if he was in the Star Wars universe. This is when you decide it’s not worth it, you’ll never get published, you’re wasting your time.
No, your story isn’t unique, and that’s okay. It’s your story, no one else’s.
Get your butt back in that chair and keep writing.
2. Practice Mindfulness
3. Manage Your Self-Talk
4. Shift Your Focus
5. Learn to Regulate Your Emotions
6. Shift to a Growth Mindset
7. Keep Your Energy Levels High