THE ARTS OF DISCIPLINE, PATIENCE, AND POSITIVITY

Welcome to Writing Tip Wednesdays, where I post (you guessed it) tips on writing every Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET. This week’s topic:

The Arts of Discipline, Positivity, and Patience

They say to always write from your experience, to write from what you know, and you know what I found out I REALLY know this week? That I am impatient. Sure, I have my daily writing goal figured out (667 words to have 90,000 words by Dec. 1st), but wow. Even with that, I can get very impatient, very antsy, and very disappointed.

Let’s start by painting the picture. I hadn’t written for three days this past weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), as I went out of town. I have accepted that life happens and gave myself some slack with the promise that I would make it up on Monday. And I did! …Mostly. I wrote over two thousand words this Monday, making up those three missed days, but I was a few hundred short of meeting the 667 I needed for Monday. And I had a blast writing. I let myself stay focused (notice the language: let myself), and had some of the most genuinely fun writing time I have had in a good little while.

So what’s the problem? Why was I disappointed in myself? I was roughly four or five hundred words from my goal, but I needed sleep. So I slept. After all, I could just do the rest of Monday’s words, and Tuesday’s, on Tuesday, right? Continue reading

THE BEST (AND WORST) KEPT SECRET OF WRITING

Welcome to Writing Tip Wednesdays, where I post (you guessed it) tips on writing every Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET. This week’s topic:

THE BEST (AND WORST) KEPT SECRET OF WRITING

Have you ever picked up a copy of your favorite book and thought “Man, how did they write this? It’s a huge book!”

OR

Have you ever picked up a book that was HORRIBLE and thought, “Man, I could have written this a thousand times better?”

Well, I am here to tell you that the difference between you and either of the authors in this scenario is virtually non-existent. How is that possible, you ask?

They wrote.

Simple, right? Or so it sounds. Continue reading

AN INTRODUCTION TO ALYSSA GRACE MOORE

Greetings! My name is Alyssa Grace Moore. Welcome to my blog!

This blog will take you on a journey through the creative writing process—the pitfalls, the writers blocks, the blocks on your writers blocks, and ultimately how to achieve the dream of becoming a better writer, and hopefully help you on your way to publishing your own novel!

To give you a little bit of background on myself, I graduated with my Master’s of English (M.A.) in Spring 2016, and my Bachelors of English (B.A.) in Spring 2013, with a cognate in creative writing.

I knew I wanted to be a writer in first grade when I boldly stomped over to Mrs. Martin with my determined, eight-year-old feet, and told her I wanted to be a poet.

Her response? An inspiring, “Poets don’t make very much money.”

And thus the dream was born.

Pretty good origin story, right?

Long story short, I am a creative soul with many creative interests: dancing, singing, acting, occasional painting, costuming, etc. The thing is, however, that writing is my creative passion and my calling.

I am currently working on my first novel. I can’t give too much away, but if I said the words “Norse mythology” and “Loki,” they might give you a pretty exciting place to start. 😉 (More info to come in future posts!)

The point of this blog is to inspire you in your own writing process. Writing is a solitary activity, therefore it is important to know that you are not alone in the process, even when sitting at home alone tearing your hair out over the perfect word or comma placement.

In addition to Writing Tip Wednesdays, I hope to create Travel Friday posts in which each Friday you will be greeted with a lovely little travel essay that will inspire you to go have an adventure of your own—think of it like your creative non-fiction cup of coffee! I hope to also discuss some of my more academic thoughts on topics like literary theory and its application not only in writing, but in current events around the world.

These are the types of things you can expect from this blog, and as I have new ideas, I will update you all!

Thank you for stopping by. It was lovely to chat with you, and I hope to see you again soon.

With Grace,

~Alyssa Grace Moore


You can also find Alyssa on Twitter: @alyssagracem