Routine Writing Habits For Every Writer

They say it takes at least twenty-one days to start a new habit and the same is true for getting into a routine writing habit. I know it’s not going to happen overnight and I also know it won’t stick if I’m only doing it for a week. However, in order to make sure it … Read moreRoutine Writing Habits For Every Writer

Prison Pen Pal: Rules of Engagement

Do you know someone who has ever thought about becoming prison pen pals with an inmate? Depression and loneliness are serious matters for inmates, especially for those that don’t have supportive families. They may have repeated a plethora of criminal activities and their families have shunned them. They may have strict families that despise their … Read morePrison Pen Pal: Rules of Engagement

How Reading Makes You a Better Writer

It’s a statement recited multiple times to young children; reading is fundamental. Many writers hear something similar. It is said that reading makes you a better writer. In a previous post, I detail why reading is important and how it took me a while to figure it out. However, does it matter what you read? … Read moreHow Reading Makes You a Better Writer

Get Inspired: 7 Everyday Writing Prompts

Inspiration can come by the simplest things in life. If we take the time to truly observe all that is around us our situations will become our own writing prompts. Instead of searching for lists of prompts and saving them to your writer’s block file, take a look around you and relax. I’m sure you … Read moreGet Inspired: 7 Everyday Writing Prompts

Writing Better with Lifelong Learning

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There are many professions that require lifelong learning in order to maximize their skills and previous educational knowledge. As times change, their professions must stay updated on things like new laws, new policies, and new scientific discoveries. A continuous education is needed for writers too. Although writing doesn’t have aspects that change, authors can forget … Read moreWriting Better with Lifelong Learning

Cleaning my room helped improve my writing

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As a writer, I am always looking for two things; a way to improve my writing and a way to produce more blog posts. During my search I’ve learned that many of my writing issues are right in front of me – meaning my work space (my room is dirty as hell!). It’s a horrible … Read moreCleaning my room helped improve my writing

Why You Should Follow Your Passions and Be A Writer

After reading an article about Why you should be a writer, I thought to myself, “If you know why you love doing what you do, you’ll never allow anything negative to come between you and your passions.” I try to remember this when I’m making myself write. I admit it’s hard to get up in … Read moreWhy You Should Follow Your Passions and Be A Writer

How I broke out of my current writing slump.

Have you ever committed to doing something you loved, but once you’ve done it for a while you’re uninterested? Although you still have a heart to pursue your passions, you may find yourself in a slump when it comes to enjoying it. As you try to partake in the activity you get bogged down and … Read moreHow I broke out of my current writing slump.

Why I HATE writing a first draft on my computer

If you read my post about first drafts, you may understand this post a little more. I’m a bit sentimental about writing my first draft with pen and paper. There’s just something special about it. It feels as if I can think better when I write with pen and paper as opposed to typing on … Read moreWhy I HATE writing a first draft on my computer

The Importance of Following Your Inner Voice

You can hear it and you can also feel it, but how often do you ignore it? It’s the sometimes peacefully quiet, sometimes boldly obnoxious voice on the inside of you. It’s the voice that you second guess or brush off, but it’s the voice that when you follow it, affords you opportunities beyond your … Read moreThe Importance of Following Your Inner Voice

OVERCOME CREATIVE WRITING BLOCKS

It seems as if writer’s think that writer’s block is some inevitable obstacle that lurks behind them until it’s ready to pounce, stopping them from doing everything they wish to do in the writing world. That’s only true if you say it’s true. I have a problem with writer’s block, but I think of it … Read moreOVERCOME CREATIVE WRITING BLOCKS

You Were ALWAYS A Strong Person Even Before Prison Camp

While I was in camp, I learned that if you became a strong person because of being in prison camp, then you were already a strong person before you got to camp. Prison camp isn’t really about rehabilitation, it’s more about being restricted or like being in detention. When I did wrong at home, my … Read moreYou Were ALWAYS A Strong Person Even Before Prison Camp

My Bio

Pyerse Dandrige Jr. was born to Sonya Robinson and Pierce Dandridge Sr. on October 29, 1978 in Sacramento, California. He is the eldest of two boys who enjoyed a normal childhood in North Carolina and at the Vandenberg Air Force Base where their father (who has two daughters from other relationships) was stationed. His mother … Read moreMy Bio

Reading Improves Writing

Stephen King: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. If you don’t read, you can’t be a writer. You have to read just about everything.” Is reading important for writers? The short obvious answer: YES! The importance of reading took … Read moreReading Improves Writing

Writing Is About Doing It. Not Thinking About Doing It.

“You have to show up. There is no magic pill. You have to show up and do the work.” Per Petterson. If you’re a writer, I’m sure you’ve probably experienced setbacks and frustrations when you finally find the time to write. You have so many ideas to get out and to write down. You get … Read moreWriting Is About Doing It. Not Thinking About Doing It.