Writing Fiction: 10 Ways To Keep Readers Hooked

How can you entice your reader to turn the page? By writing a good story, of course! The drama within the tale—plus the implied question ‘how will it all turn out?’—should be motivation enough. But it isn't. Even great stories must be structured to sustain that drama. ‘Scene hangers’ are one way to do it. They’re lines set at the end of a scene or chapter that tempt th...

Creative Writing Prompt: This Picture is Worth 350 Words

What is the story behind this image? Can you come up with a mini-story of not more than 350 words? In case you're not familiar with our Creative Writing Prompt Challenge, here's how it works: We set the scene You make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post  Now for the ground rules: Your story must be 350 words or less. Your work mu...

Are You a Procrastinator? Check Out Which Type You Are

Be honest, are you a procrastinator? I think a lot of writers suffer from procrastination. You too? Maybe you've promised to write something—but only start a day before the deadline. Or maybe you've been planning forever to write a book—but have just got started. Okay, I admit that I sometimes procrastinate. Especially with any task connected to taxes… Can we overcome proc...

How to Craft the Best Headline for Your Post

Don't you want the best headline for your post? You write a great post. Obviously, you want it to go viral. Then you give your post a headline and watch it drift into the internet nether world. Headlines are critical if you want your masterpiece to be read. With RSS and Google search, many readers just glance at headlines, scanning to see which few to click on. Must-read pos...

The Winners of The Freeditorial Contest

It's finally time to reveal the winners of the Freeditorial Contest. Warmest congratulations to them! Read on to know more about them, their work, and how they won the Freeditorial contest. Heather Rolland won the First Prize for her story Queen of the Catskills. She is a writer, lover of Belgian Malinois dogs whom she rescues, mom and Catskill hiker extraordinaire. She has also co-dire...

How To Capture The Hearts And Minds Of Your Readers

Do you want to capture the hearts and minds of your readers? When you plan a piece, you often have concerns such as: Am I providing enough useful content to readers? Do I have the facts and data to back up my argument? Does my writing make sense and flow logically? While these are important questions, one vital ingredient is missing. A connection. Your readers want to know tha...

3 Steps to Driving More Traffic & Selling More Books or Products via LinkedIn

The cat’s out of the bag. With over 364 million members and a monthly active user growth rate at 2x the pace of either Twitter or Facebook, LinkedIn is no longer a secret. More and more writers and bloggers are turning to LinkedIn to figure out how to promote their books, content and programs to this massive audience. But what’s the best way to get it done?   Well, there are many...

What Are YOU Writing?

What are you working on right now? We'd love to know here at WritetoDone! A novel? A blog post? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script? Maybe you've just finished something you're really proud of? Or you just can't tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash? Here's your chance to share and discuss with each other what you're writing about. Whet our a...

What to Write About To Get The Audience You’ve Dreamed Of

Have you ever thought you nailed a piece of writing? But no one seemed to care. No one shared it. No one commented on it. And you wonder why. If you write enough content, some of it won’t hit the mark—that’s just the way it is. But how can we minimize the risk of this happening? What can we do before we write that will make our writing connect with our audience? The...

Boost Your Creativity: 7 Ways to Be Insanely Creative on Demand

Wouldn't you love to be consistently creative? It’s great when our friends and family support us and think we can do anything as long as it involves words, and a keyboard or pen. The truth, though, is that we all get stuck from time to time. Creativity is fickle. Getting past the stuck places can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven techniques I use to boost my cre...