How Life Intersects with Writing

Andrea Lundgren

This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world. This month’s question is “How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?”


Most of the time, life affects my writing by overturning my scheduling and making it so writing doesn’t happen (like last month, when I had so much work to do, I didn’t even get to write a blog post). Thankfully, my work involves the world of writing, as I get to coach authors and edit manuscripts, but it can still be a challenge as it reminds me regularly that I’m not getting to my own work.

When I do get to write, I’m reminded how much it helps me. I’m a happier, better person when I get to write, and here are a…

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3 thoughts on “How Life Intersects with Writing

    • weavingword says:

      So many of us wish we could be paid to write full time, but as with any other job, there are drawbacks. Writing when you’re not motivated or inspired is one of the hardest things to do. I’ve been trying for 2 months and am getting nowhere fast.


      • leeduigon says:

        There are easier ways to make a living. Being the heavyweight champ’s sparring partner. Collecting rattlesnakes by hand.

        But it does help to have on hand, always, a variety of writing assignments. If one isn’t working, you can try another–they’ve all got to get done anyway.

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