How Writers Can Survive the War Against Social Media

The war against Social Media is strong. And I understand where all this energy comes from.

I read hatred oozing from posts daily. Many people I know are leery to share an opinion because by doing so it automatically paints a target on their account for the venom to be aimed at them.

Yet writers are encouraged to build a platform and use Social Media. So what’s an author to do?

Edie Melson’s latest post hits it out of the park with a fresh perspective on how writers can survive this battle.

There is hope. Social Media does not have to be a dank, dark, place of ugliness. It’s our responsibility to share good and stay focused. Thanks, Edie

Fighting the Comparison Battle

dont-compareWriters tend to play the comparison game. When that happens we lose sight of what’s right before us: we are individuals. Our walks are different from anyone else’s. Our insights are different, too. Experiences. Challenges. Blessings. The sum of these plus others attributes make up the characteristics of who we are. But make no mistake, we are even more–we are Sons and Daughters of the Creator of the Universe.

Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s blog in The Write Conversation is filled with wisdom and guidance to get you through rough patches writers sometimes face.

Be unique and let God use you as He has designed. You will be forever blessed when you do.

 

Practicing Gratitude at Thanksgiving

There’s a turkey to brine, bathrooms to clean, tables to set and lists to check. Thoughts like these consume us each November.

But have we lost the most important part of the Thanksgiving holiday? How sad it is that these get most of our attention. It’s understandable that planning for the day’s celebration is necessary, but please remember there’s so much to be thankful for.

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