Don’t force yourself to write something just because you think you should. Find out why you might be missing out on your own great ideas.
Plenty of people out there try to dole out writing advice, telling aspiring writers that they have the magic answers. But in reality, there are really only three hard and fast rules you need to follow when you sit down to write. The first is to never make up a story (unless you’re writing fiction, [Read More…]
Sometimes you hit a wall, and you find yourself too busy to do the writing you need to do. If you need more time to spend on your writing, perhaps it’s time to look into hiring a virtual assistant. These are contractors who, like editors, provide support from their home offices using online tools. A [Read More…]
Everyone’s experienced a loss of motivation at some point. If you need to rediscover your will to write, these tips will help!
In an interview with Chris Jane over at Jane Friedman’s site, author Robert Kroese shares the process by which he’s been able to write and publish up to three books per year. Kroese, who has written a number of humorous sci-fi/fantasy novels including the Mercury series, finishes books in 6-8 weeks. He starts with a [Read More…]
Rewriting is a tortuous, nerve-wracking process for many writers. There are a lot of traps to fall into, but if you follow these simple guidelines you’ll find yourself on a path to a better draft!
Writing can be a frustrating, lonely endeavor. Sometimes you might think that you’re all alone in the world. Whether it’s agonizing over a title or choosing between pursuing a writing career or moving on in search of something more profitable, almost every writer deals with the same struggles. Bestselling author Warren Adler shares his writing woes in [Read More…]
Have you ever felt the thrill of creative momentum? When you’re writing thousands of words a day and barreling ahead? What if you could harness that energy and keep it going well into the future? Find out how!
There are few things a writer dreads more than writer’s block. Staring at the screen with no idea of what to do next is a paralyzing feeling. But the important thing to remember is, just because you’re not working at the keyboard doesn’t mean you’re not working at all. If you find yourself blocked, get [Read More…]
Creating the perfect first line is extremely important, and can make or break a book purchase immediately. Stephen King reportedly will spend months, even years developing a first line for a book, that’s how important he thinks it is! The first line should do four things; tell the plot of the story, tell something about [Read More…]