Some writers lack energy as they try to figure out why their writing lives or writing projects feel stuck or sluggish. They’re wondering where the energy is and how to find it.
Look for the energy on the page. Try to discern where there’s energy in your draft and where it runs out of steam.
And as you talk with others about your work, listen for the energy in your voice—feel where it rises up inside. If you find and follow the energy of your writing, you’re on your way to a satisfying writing life.
This podcast episode, originally recorded and published in October 2015, shows you signs that indicate a project has internal energy and includes ways to gauge reader response.
Click on the podcast player below and listen to this short episode (7:06), re-released especially for you here at Tweetspeak, encouraging you to do the work of a writer.
Photo by Esmar Abdul Hamid, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by Ann Kroeker, podcaster, Tweetspeak editor, writing coach, and co-author of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts.
Is your writing life all it can be?
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