Overcome Procrastination With These Easy Strategies

If you're a writer, you're probably familiar with procrastination. It descends like a haze. It takes you over before you know it. And there you are, checking email for the millionth time rather than focusing on the task at hand. Judging yourself or wishing it wouldn't happen are unlikely to help you. But turning to take a look at procrastination, to understand what it is and how i...

5 Systems You Need to Skyrocket Your Freelance Writing Career

Do you dream of a freelance writing career? Maybe you want to do creative work, meet amazing people, set your own schedule, and of course, work from anywhere in the world. But is this the reality? Read on to find out what it's really like and how to create a successful freelance writing career. To be successful, you have to deal with clients, stay on top of your finances and bookk...

10 Quotes to Kickstart Your Inspiration for Writing

In Leo Babauta's article, 31 Ways to Find Inspiration For Your Writing, he says: Great quotes help inspire me. I like to go to various quote sites to find ideas to spark my writing, turns of phrase that show what can be done with the language, motivation for self-improvement. I've collected ten quotes to give you inspiration for writing. Here's how to use them: Get a notebook or piece of ...

What Are YOU Writing?

What are you working on right now? A novel? 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 are writing about. Whet our appetite with the opening paragraph of your future bes...

Lost Your Motivation to Write? The One Thing that Helps

Have you ever lost your motivation to write? You have a deadline staring you in the face, and no words to reach it. Feels awful, doesn't it? People love talking about motivation. The truth is, there's  some great content out there about getting motivated.   But asking "How do I motivate myself?" misses a critical point: What do you do when you're motivated?   ...

How to Maintain Focus when Writing

Can you maintain your focus when writing? If so, you're a wonder! Most people struggle to maintain focus. They feel scattered and find it difficult to stay on track. I recently got an email from one of our readers, Barrett Caton. He said: I tend to over-think things when I write. Sometimes it just feels like a part of my mind is scattered all over the place, and it's affecting my w...

How to Write a Book or Blog (The 6 Danger Stages You Need To Overcome)

You've probably had the experience of starting a novel or blog with great intentions... ...only to find that, a few months later, you've barely made any progress. Maybe you started strong but lost momentum. Maybe you jumped ahead when you should've paused. Or maybe you got discouraged and gave up. And you wonder: how to write a book (or blog). I've coached many writers in workshop gr...

How I Made Over $7500 From One Email as a Freelance Writer

Have you ever wondered how to become a freelance writer? Maybe you think it's a challenge to find clients for your freelance writing business. Maybe you've tried your hand at in-person networking events. Pitched editors and marketing managers of companies? But the results are far below your expectations. There's a much better alternative you might be missing. How I Accidentally ...

Is Your Book Cover Design Stopping You From Being On The Bestseller List?

Would you like to see your book on the bestseller list? Who wouldn't enjoy seeing the words "A New York Times Bestselling Author" gracing the cover of their next work? While it is simply not possible for every author to gain "bestseller" status, even new authors' books can carry the same quality and professionalism as those of established names in the business.   Bestselling Books U...

Scene Stealers – Create a Splash!

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We're thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   How it works   We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post ...