Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Just W.R.I.T.E!

July 17th, 2014

These past few weeks, I have been taking a course called Tribe Writers created by Jeff Goins. And while trying to balance that on top of editing my next book, work, and college, it has been going quite well! I have been learning so much and have been working towards finding my voice and tribe.


In the acronym I have listed below, I will be sharing 5 tips that I have learned that have greatly been affecting my writing life:


W-ork = Writing takes a lot of work and dedication. Most people can’t just sit down and write the next bestselling novel in one hour. At least, most can’t! You have to spend time, honing and crafting your talent.


R-eading = When you want to write, one of the top things you can do is read. Reading expands your mind and helps you grow. It teaches you about your craft or maybe it gives insight to a certain genre you are writing.


I-ntuition = Let your writing come from inside you. Don’t try to force yourself what to write, because that will result in a forced voice. Instead, allow what you already to shape and form your writing.


T-ime = Time often seems to slip away, especially if you are busy with this, that, and the other! But to make sure you have time with writing, you need to make it your priority. Make a schedule and stick to it. Don’t let yourself go to bed without everything on your list to be crossed off. Overtime, this will help you in making sure your continue writing even if you have “writer’s block.” It will soon become a habit.


E-ncouragement = Lastly, you need encouragement. What writer could possibly even think of succeeding without the encouragement of friends, family, or fans? Encouragement helps spur you on, even when you don’t know what to write.


How about you? What have you been learning in your writing life that would be helpful to others? 

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Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old