TedTalks seems to be on a roll here at FictionAllDay. ‘The Happy Secret to Better Work’ is a great, light video that is both inspiring and incredibly helpful. Shawn Achor is both charismatic and funny, which makes this 12 minute video seem even shorter. I’ll bet that we’ve all found it to be true that being happier leads to better work (and better relationships, sleep, … Continue reading Happy Writing
An incredible talk given by one of the greatest story creators / writers in the world today. I’ll mostly let the talk speak for itself, but what Abrams was speaking about during the first half of this video seemed really important to me. In the first part of this presentation, Abrams retraces his steps to find what really got him into creating stories in the … Continue reading J.J. Abrams’s Mystery Box
It’s one of those questions that has always split writers in half, and probably always will. Should we bring our writing with us on vacation? Now before we go any further, I have put in the warning that there are many angles to this answer, and I’m not going to end this with a 100% definitive yes or no. There are two incredibly common arguments … Continue reading Bring it to the Beach?
We’ve heard it all before – from books, articles, the words of advice from our friends, and the back of our minds too. *You should be writing every day.* Well for some of us it isn’t that easy. Or is it? Writing every day can seem like a challenge to us. I know it was a challenge that I didn’t master for years – a … Continue reading Even on Christmas