Writing from home can be a challenge when you’ve got one or more kids tugging at your sleeve for attention. There are days it seems like you can’t get ANY writing done and looming deadlines mean sleepless nights and frazzled nerves. Take heart: Writing parents who have figured out this writing parent thing share their stories and the lessons they’ve learned in trying to find balance between writing and parenting. If you’re a freelance writer, commercial writer, author or journalist trying to figure out how to keep your writing career going strong and be a capable parent at the same time, check out Burning the Midnight Oil Revisited to get some tips and techniques on how to make it happen for you!
Interviews with 30 of today's successful writing parents from around the world are inside of this book to help every writing parent out there struggling for success. Readers will learn how to find time to write, squeeze in the demands of parenting with the demands of a writing career, be reminded of the importance of answering that call to write and have a shoulder to lean on during those slow, rejecting days. Essays from five other successful writing parents add to this mission, sharing day-in-the-life stories and offering unique insights on being a writing parent.
With over 365 tips (journal writers... that’s more than one per day for a whole year) Dawn Colclasure has created a truly unique book that’s an essential addition to every writer’s library. Filled with inspiration, brimming with writing prompts and “Beat the Block” tips, this seemingly little book will revolutionize the way you approach the craft of writing. With her incredible uncommon “common” sense, Colclasure has created what may well become the book you’ll turn to again and again whenever you need inspiration, encouragement, and a sense that you’re not alone in this crazy profession called “writing”.