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...

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...

Nominate *Your* Favorite Writing Blog: Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2014/2015

UPDATE: Click here to check out the winners of our 2014/2015 Contest. It's time to open up nominations for the 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest—the blogosphere's biggest contest for writing blogs. How to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog: To Nominate your favorite writing blog, you need to do 3 things in the comments section of this post:Nominate only one writing blog. I...

Have You Made This Huge Mistake Online (Like Pulitzer Winner Donna Tartt)?

It happened to a gifted writer.In fact, Donna Tartt is so talented, she got the Pulitzer Prize for her latest novel.And yet she made a huge mistake online.I'm writing this to make sure you don't make the same mistake.Here's what happened...Just before getting on a plane from Bangkok to Auckland, I hurriedly downloaded a handful of suspense novels at random onto my Kindle.D...

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 Long Should It Take To Write An Epic Post?

Do you spend enough time writing?I'm not talking about tapping away on the keyboard. I'm talking about the number of hours you spend on any given post.Here's the problem: too many writers still believe they can whip out a post in an hour or two.And you can do that, sure. But if you want to write really great posts that make other writers sigh with envy… you'll want to read on.Yo...

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 bestsel...

The Secret of Crafting Engaging Messages: Words of Influence

Want to capture an audience's attention?It's more a matter of what you don't do than you think.As children, when we learn to speak our language, we're also learning to argue. Nearly everything our parents say to us is a correction, an explanation, or an argument for why we shouldn't put that in our mouths, or why we should go to bed now and not in half an hour.It's no surprise that we ...

Are You Making These Mistakes? 5 Guest Post Pitches to Avoid

Do you want to get world-wide attention?Guest posting is one of the easiest ways to reach a large audience.If readers like your post, they might subscribe to your blog, share your post so that it reaches an even wider audience, and even buy your product or service.No matter how you look at it, it's a win-win situation. At least, it should be. Here are four steps to a succe...

How to Be a Writer: Do You Use these 3 Vital Keys to Success?

Do you wonder how to be a writer?To be a writer is more than learning how to string words together effectively.It's about using the three vital keys to success.The good news is that these keys are free.Actually, they are already within you - all you need to do is to activate them.I'll introduce you to the three keys of success in a moment, but first, let me ask you a questi...