Writers in general love their work. Why else be a writer except a deep love of the written word? Even with all that love, though, there are times when settling down to write isn’t so simple. There are days when just about everything seems more enticing than the computer or notebook.


If this happens to you, try taking a look at what you are avoiding. You may simply hate a current project or a current client. If so, consider letting that project go. Why create resentment if you are not having fun with something? If you can’t just give up a client or project, consider whether you can make the project a little more fun. Maybe work outside on your laptop or take your work with you to your favorite café.


If it’s not the project you’re working on, it may be burn out. If you have been going non-stop for some time, consider taking a short break or at least switch what you are working on. If you’ve been plugging away at an article, work on some fiction or poetry. If you have been working on your book, take on one or two short assignments that can be completed fast and can give you a sense of completion. And don’t forget to step away from the keyboard. A long walk or an afternoon playing hooky at the local fall fair can make you enthusiastic about writing again. And who knows – maybe you’ll find a great idea for a new project while you are off duty.


1) http://www.talentzoo.com/website/content/ — This is a terrific site for marketing, advertising, and media jobs. Writing and editing jobs are often posted here.


2) http://www.knowthis.com/careers.htm — A good site for marketing jobs. Writing and technical writer jobs often crop up here.


3) http://www.georgiawriters.org/content/category/4/42/59/  The Georgia Writers Association lists opportunities for writers.


4) http://www.mississippiwritersguild.com/Writing_for_Publication.html — The Mississippi Writers Guild lists all sorts of markets, organized conveniently by genre.


5) http://members.aol.com/Raven763/Markets.html — This website lists markets for writers – both paying and non-paying markets here.


6) http://www.fictionfactor.com/markets.html — Fiction Factor lists markets of interest to the fiction writer.


7) http://www.duotrope.com/ — A search engine that lets you find markets for your work.