{Guest Post} Top 10 Reasons Why Being A Writer Rocks!

19 Jun 2013 by

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1. I get to do what I love to do – write! – All day long (when I’m not distracted by the Internet, pets, laundry, meals, dishes, playing taxi to kids, …) Scratch that. I get to do what I love to do for about an hour a day.

2. I’m able to connect with readers who tell me that my stories have inspired them in some way. (Did I mention that I love getting messages from readers? Hint. Hint.)

3. I can create worlds I would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit.

4. The voices in my head (aka – my characters) guarantee that I am never alone.

5. I have met so many amazing readers, writers, bloggers, and other wonderful people in this industry that I never would have otherwise met had I not ventured out onto this journey.

6. Writing, for me, is like meditation. I find it relaxing, and it helps me escape the pressures of daily life even if just for that one hour a day.

7. As a writer, I can express myself freely – because in real life, I’m actually quite shy (it’s true!)

8. I have an excuse to finally carve out and decorate that shabby chic home office I’ve always wanted. Okay – I haven’t actually done that yet, but I’ve got the entire thing created on Pinterest (Which goes back to number 1 and why I only wind up with one hour of writing a day.)

9. There is no dress code! I guess this applies to any work at home job, but being a writer makes it feel like you can take it even one step further. Note to self: pick up feather boa & beret at thrift store.

10. With each new book that I publish, I am teaching my children to follow their dreams.


KWThSTRLSMrf2n6lhuVGzX_Ej6zXKYmkZcz6AJxtQjUAbout Karen Pokras Toz

Karen Pokras Toz recently discovered her love for writing. Karen writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction. Her middle grade children’s novels have won several awards including the Grand Prize in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards and First Place for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family.


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Chasing Invisible Tour

Learn more about Karen’s book Chasing Invisible by exploring the tour schedule below plus enter to win a giveaway package that includes a$25 amazon gift card, tote bag, key chain, bookmarks, notebook, and postcard!

Tour Schedule

June 18: In the Land of Dreams ~ Excerpt
June 19: Tyrneathem ~ Top Ten List
June 20: Cu’s e-Book Giveaways ~ Character Guest Post
June 21: Muddying the Waters ~ Review & author interview
June 22: Rayborn Rambles ~ Review
June 23: The Journey Continues ~ Review & Author Guest Post
June 24: The Book Connection ~ Review
June 25: Pavarti K Tyler ~ Excerpt
June 26: Library Girl Reads & Reviews ~ Author Guest Post
June 27: Lubs Book Chatter ~ Review and Character Guest Post
June 28; Fiona’s Book Review Blog ~ Author Interview
June 29; Kats Read ~ Author Guest Post
June 30: From the Bootheel Cotton Patch ~ Book Promo
July 1: fuonlyknew ~ Excerpt
July 2: Fresh Pot of Tea ~ Excerpt
July 3: Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews ~ Review & Character Guest Post
July 4: Girl Who Reads ~ Tips on Thursday
July 5: The Avid Reader ~ Book Promo
July 6: Lissette E. Manning ~ Review & Author Guest Post
July 7: Ohana Day Academy ~ Review
July 8: Ali’s Bookshelf ~ Review

  • KarenPokrasToz

    Thanks so much for posting my top 10 & for being a part of the Chasing Invisible tour!

  • rebeka deleon

    i keep thinking about starting to write my own book. but so much goes through my head, i never know where to start! i first need to figure out what i want to write about..that would be a starting point.

    • http://www.tyrneathem.com/ Tonya

      I’m the same way! I have a ton of ideas. I think I need to do some exploring for sources to help write books… and maybe gather those in a post for others like us. :)

  • Emily

    I dont write good but i always have good ideas

    • http://www.tyrneathem.com/ Tonya

      Ideas are even more important, in my opinion. You can learn the writing skills, but I believe it is much harder to teach creativity.