How to Write Faster: The Brainwave Blueprint

Just imagine being able to write faster. Wouldn't that make a huge difference? I'm not talking about becoming a writing automaton who spits out 5000 words a day. Because speed isn't everything; it has to be balanced with quality. If you write 5000 words a day but most of what you write is rubbish, then it's not worth cranking up your speed. Right? Improving your writing speed by 40% o...

How to Create a Sustainable Writing Income [Interview with Danny Iny]

Creating a sustainable writing income is a struggle. I'm sure you know that! But maybe it's important to look at some less-obvious applications of your writing skills. Check out what Danny Iny has to say about this in the following interview. As you may know, Danny is a blogger who started four years ago with no connections and no subscribers. He's now become one of the most succes...

5 Easy Tips to Fix a Boring Online Bio

I'd started working with two new clients in the same week. This was a few years ago, when I was a blogging and social media consultant. They both asked me smart, insightful questions on the very first day—stuff that made me feel how lucky I was to be playing in their sandbox. “I want you to help me figure out who I am,” said one, an accomplished executive coach with a highly special...

How to Be Creative and Find Your Brilliance: 10 Superb Articles

Have you ever wished you were more creative? Of course you have! I mean, who hasn't? The problem with creativity is that it can get crushed so easily. A negative remark from a teacher long ago, or an insensitive quip from a friend can be all it takes to stymie your ability to create. Luckily, there are ways to restore your innate creativity. In this post you'll find ten of the ...

How Dreams, Goals and Habits Make You a Wildly Productive Writer

You can be a wildly productive writer. And if you are already a wildly productive writer, then you can take your game to a whole new level. There are three keys to wild productivity: Dreams Goals Habits To put it simply, dreams fuel the fire, goals are the stepping stones to your dreams, and habits are the routines and rituals that support you along the way. Where people fall d...

How to Write Better Stories and Finally Win Out

You think they'll hate your story. You can hear your friends and family, saying, "It's lovely and so… you!" Yes, you're sure they hate it. Even if they say they don't, can you believe them? The verdict you get from an agent or competition judge will at least be honest. But honesty is cruel. No wonder new writers shudder when entering a major contest. Since 2009, many of the 45...

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 – The Winners

We're delighted to announce the winners of our 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Competition! It's exciting to see such an array of excellent blogs for writers. Make sure you visit all the ten blogs to get to know the new top crop of writing blogs. How were the winners selected? Initial qualification: A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. If some...

Celebrating the 7 Most Popular Posts on WTD in 2014

It's time to ring down the curtain on this year. Here are the seven most popular posts of 2014. Did you miss one or more of them? Here's your chance to catch up. And if you've read each one, you may still enjoy taking another look. Do You Make These Common Grammar Mistakes? Take the Quiz to Find Out Take this fun quiz where misplaced or missing punctuation marks, dangling modifiers,...

Writing Prompts: Tell a Story [Scene Stealers]

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to boost your creativity. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other writing prompts here and add one of your own.) In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works: We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your creat...

Negative Reviews Getting You Down? How to Soar Above and Prove Them Wrong

"Just ignore the haters." That's what you're told when your book gets a negative review. You know it's wise advice, but following it is another matter. It's a bit like being told "don’t think of an elephant." All you can think of thereafter is Dumbo. The more you try to ignore bad reviews, the more they eat away at you. My first book got a wave of positive reviews, but when the fi...