Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Students Inspire Me

I must say, my writing students are so creative, so motivated, so energetic and so eager to learn and practice their writing skills that I am totally inspired by them!  As a matter of fact, I'm so inspired that I'm starting a blog completely dedicated to writing.  You might wonder why I've not done that before and I would wonder the same thing.  Why haven't I done this before?  All I can say is, I'm doing it now.

Thank you to my students!

What inspires you as a writer?  Does routine inspire you, knowing your time is predictable and dependable? Or are you inspired by a whimsical thought that you just have to write down?  Are you a creative writer or a writer of facts?  It doesn't matter what kind of writer you are, as long as you're writing.  Some people I know are actually inspired by editing and revising their work.  Others just like to get it written, then hire someone else to edit and revise.  What's your style?

Speaking of editing, that's my tip for the day - have your work edited before publishing.  Whether you're self-publishing, using a POD method or even a Vanity Press, you simply cannot adequately edit your own work. A good editor is money well spent.

Till next time...........


  1. Trish your inspirational approach to life is awesome. I also thoroughly enjoy your brutal honesty in circumstances where the less brave would remain silent. Kinda nice to feel your energy as I set down to more edits and revising on JusThis. For me, I find inspiration to continue writing from my characters. They seem to scream out for me to set down in front of a keyboard and visit with them as they live on.

  2. Thanks, Curt! That's so cool about your characters inspiring you. I think that spells success!