10 Tools to Help You to Keep Writing

Do you rush to your writing desk when inspiration hits you?Of course you do!The muse has arrived.But, inevitably, the muse will depart, and leave you feeling deflated.Now all you have is the blank computer screen.How do you keep writing?A coffee fix to come unstuck? Visit Twitter? Or follow some new friends on Instagram?Such distractions may help, but when it comes to ...

How to Publish a Book: My 1,000-Day Journey

In life, lots of things are relative.What looks hard seems super-easy compared to something harder.Writing is hard.But it is easy when compared to what it takes to go from “writing” to “getting your writing done.”If I'd known it would take 1,000 days for my first book to be published, I probably would have given up. I'm glad I didn’t.Here's how it happened.This s...

7 Barriers to Writing You Can Leap Over Today

It wasn't supposed to be like this.When you aspired to become a writer, you imagined crafting pages of immaculate prose, publishing work that gets better with each read, and your peers telling each other, "Now there’s talent!"Instead, when you try to write, you feel paralyzed.You don't know if what you’re saying makes sense, and every moment you spend with your work is a struggle....

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...

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 HabitsTo 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...

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...