102 Resources to Transform Your Writing

You don’t have to play coy. You want to become a better writer. In fact, you’d love to crack the code on becoming a writer with tremendously loyal readers who covet every piece you put out there. That’s why you’re here, right? Checking out all the great ideas that Write to Done has to offer? The problem is, you keep meaning to work on becoming a better writer, but how many ti...

The Zen of Organized Writing: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

How can you organize your life as a writer so you can spend more time writing? What’s the best way to manage writing alongside other projects? Why is it so hard to balance the act of writing with the day-to-day demands of life? I think you’ll agree most writers have to achieve more than write every day–we have to do things like plan our research, market our writing, find a qui...

The Naked Truth: How to Write a Book And Get It Done

Write to Done. I've always thought it an odd name for a blog until the lightbulb went off, and all became clear. It's a name that not only encourages us to write, it also inspires us to finish that writing, and get it done and out there. I'm happy to say that's just what I did—I found out how to write a book, and I got it done! My first book, the one that had been in me for at l...

The Simple, Super-Sexy, Science-Backed Way to Improve Your Writing Skills

Hemingway knew it. George Orwell and Mark Twain did too. And because they incorporated this truth into their lives, it gave their writing that special sauce that elevated the quality of their work. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, this truth will help you too. Traveling to lands far and new is not only super-glamorous and sexy, it makes you a better writer as well. And if y...

10 Easy Ways To Write Headlines That Go Viral

You've written an amazing post. But everybody knows that it's not (only) about the quality of your content. It's how you sell it. How do you sell a blog post, a book, a video—any content? By writing an amazing headline that sucks the reader in immediately. Big sites like Buzzfeed, Viral Nova and Bored Panda do it. Upworthy does it. Huffington Post does it. Their articles g...

How to Double Your Readers with This Significant Strategy

In the endless sea of textbooks, essays and lectures, there are obviously more than enough pages about how to write better. Be concrete. Focus on the core message. Evoke emotion. Entertain, surprise, tell a story, omit needless words. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Despite all this useful advice, many aspiring writers fail to heed the most important rule that is guaranteed to do...

10 Best Creative Writing Exercises

Here are ten of the best creative writing exercises for you to enjoy. 1. 7x7x7 Find the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Look at the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit the length to  7 lines.   2. Dictionary Open the dictionary to a random page. Find a word that you do not know how to define. Write an imaginary...

Fall in Love with Writing: Watch these Inspiring Videos

At times, we need to fall in love with writing again. The video below will inspire you. Did you enjoy this video by Ira Glass? I loved it! Writing can be frustrating, but it can also be exhilarating. Ira really explains so well what happens. You have an idea. And then you try writing it down. But you can't quite capture what was in your mind. And because you can never quit...

Learning to Write When You’ve Lost Your Mojo: 5 Tips

Have you ever lost the motivation to write? You know what that feels like—projects wait to get started, they stall, or they go unfinished. Your head is filled with a fog, instead of the lightness of inspired ideas. I've been there. At times, I feel excited and in the flow — fingers dancing over the keyboard. At others, sitting down to write is heavy and challenging. But losing y...

Are You a Grammar Ninja? Take this Quiz

You’ve heard active verbs pack a wallop to your writing. Passive verbs, not so much. But do you know the difference? Take this grammar quiz to test your knowledge. Warning: You won’t find any trick questions in this quiz. But it’s tough, and the sample sentences are complicated. Read carefully and give yourself plenty of time. Instructions This quiz has ten questions. Read t...