Winston Churchill is famous for many things, but one of his most well-known claims to fame is the speech he gave at his alma mater, Harrow Academy, on October 29, 1941. In this pivotal speech, Churchill spoke these words: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
The 21st century with all of its technological discoveries has engendered a new disorder called Overwhelm. Grammatically speaking, “overwhelm” is a verb, not a noun. But the case is strong for making it a noun as well.
Sometimes in our writing career, we get blindsided by an unexpected event that temporarily throws us off course. It could be a family situation, a medical diagnosis, or a job loss. Whatever the situation, we suddenly find ourselves facing a circumstance that diverts our full attention from our writing. What can we do?
Unless you’re allergic, it’s a funny thing about pets—they have a way of weaving hearts together.
From the time my daughter graduated from high school until well past university, she struggled big time with depression. In fact, she was so severely depressed during her school years she began cutting herself….
Writing often comes by the sweat of one's brow. Had I waited for inspiration throughout my writing career, I would have written few words. Most of what I've written over the years has come from sheer perseverance and a strong determination to get the job done.