Category Archive: 3 Things…

3 Things I Learned from Other Writers

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It’s about that time where I pass on some knowledge, things I’ve learned during my years of writing. Sure, the obvious “how to” stuff is rampant. To try to catalog, let alone narrow it down… Continue reading

3 Things Necessary for the Writer’s Journey

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We writers can be a peculiar lot. We make up all kinds of rules and excuses and myths around our creative pursuits. Kitchen table, not office. Scrivener, not Word. Coffee, not tea. Pencil,… Continue reading

Three Things… Every Writer Needs

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  1. A Room of One’s Own. Your room could be a tiny table smooshed into the laundry room. It could be the living room couch after the kids are in bed. It… Continue reading

3 Things I Need to STOP DOING So I Can Write Already!

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I procrastinate. There. I said it. Usually I can pull out of my procrastination haze and complete whatever task I’m avoiding in just under the wire. It’s the fear of consequences that gets me… Continue reading

3 Things I Need to Stop Doing and Write Instead

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Every writer has the best intentions. (I’m going to finally write that novel. Yay me!) A lot of writers have overly ambitious intentions. (I am going to write a bestselling novel this weekend.… Continue reading

Three things I need to stop doing (so I can start writing)

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We all have roadblocks on the way to getting our butts in the chair. Usually this stuff manifests in the form of the 9-5, the kidlets, sleep. But there are more insidious (aka… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: What Makes Me Put A Book Down

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We’re reaching back into the archives this week, reposting some of our favorite articles from the year. We’ll be back next week with a new year and new work. In the meantime, though,… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: 3 Things… for Arm Hair Raising Moments

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Christmas is just around the corner, and we here at The Parking Lot Confessional hope you’re spending the time you want with the ones who matter most. That’s exactly what we’re doing. Don’t… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: 3 Tips to Make Your Writing Stronger

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The PLC is on vacation, please to be enjoying some of our favorite posts from the vault. Happy Holidays! This week’s 3 Things… theme is 3 Things I wish I’d known then. Here… Continue reading

3 Things This (or any other) Writer Wants for Xmas

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‘Tis the season to be making a list, checking it twice, giving it to a beta reader, revising it, and eventually going out shopping to fill it. Dad’s are easy. Anything gadgety, and… Continue reading

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