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Writing that Keeps You Up Nights


Do you ever read a book or article and sense the passion behind it? You can almost feel the writer’s love for what they are doing. What’s that feel like? Or, perhaps you have read a book and it’s nearly put you to sleep… as if the writer was writing just to get something published. There’s a difference in the two… how would you describe it?

Make Your Writing Irresistible

There’s a saying that goes: “If your writing doesn’t keep you up nights, it won’t keep anyone else up either.”

The finest compliments a writer can receive (and the ones I cherish the most in regards to my own writing) are when readers say they couldn’t stop reading and couldn’t go to sleep until they finished the piece.


Keep the Passion Alive

That’s not to say your writing should be keeping you awake at night because you can’t seem to make it work, or because you’re stuck, or because it’s just plain bad. If you are staying up writing at night, it shouldn’t be just to ‘get it done.’ It should be because the words are pouring out of your heart onto the page.  

Can we write like that every moment we sit down at our laptop and dig into our minds? Not likely.

To be able to rev up with that kind of passion every time is not really possible… and it’s not to be expected. But, there are quite a few who are passionate nine days out of ten. That’s where all writers should strive to be without sacrificing their sleep or mental health.

So maybe excitement isn’t always a sign of passion. Dedication, persistence, patience, and meditation are all examples of passion. It appears in many different forms and sometimes it’s not always noticeable by you, but it is noticeable by others in most cases.

Are You a Passionate Writer or a Technical Writer?

Writing, like many other professions, can be viewed as merely a skill or a job, and this sort of writer may be just as content and fulfilled as the “passionate” writer. There is a demand for expert, nonpassionate writing in many markets, and someone has to provide it  (You know… like computer user manuals or process details).

However, someone must write those impassioned stories for the readers who are eagerly awaiting such publications. Perhaps you are one of those writers. If you want to be one, you’ll need to reawaken your love of words, people, and storytelling in general. You must fight away all intruding voices, both inside and outside of you, that are pulling you away from your passionate core.

So, how about you? Are you captivated by your writing? Why? How do you show it?

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/ or connect with her on her Facebook page,

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