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The 6 Best Writing Resources – The Great Writing Challenge: Part 2

If you want to climb a mountain, you need equipment. You need a map, protective clothing, hiking boots, food and water. Oh, and taking a guide along is also useful. It's the same with the Great Writing Challenge. After dusting off your writing dream, you need to make it come true. And for that, you need equipment. You need the best writing resources. Here is a list of the resources...

How You Can Unleash Your Writing Power

Do you want to unleash your writing power? Seems like a dumb question. After all, every aspiring writer wants to tap into their hidden talent. Even just a few years ago, aspiring writers were forced to get an agent and attract a publisher before getting their words out there. But the online revolution has empowered writers to be their own agent and publisher. From blogging to self...

Are You Ready For The Great Writing Challenge 2016? [Part 1: Overcome Barriers]

From the Editor-in-Chief, Mary Jaksch: Do you have dreams of writing a book? Or of starting a journal, writing a memoir, creating a report, writing guest posts, writing a blog, or any other activity that involves writing? Make your dreams come true in 2016 and achieve your writing goals! Just imagine how proud you'll be to view your finished project! Introducing the Great Writing Chal...

Write A Blockbuster – Part 2: 10 Tips For A Successful Launch

If you've read Part 1, you'll know how to write a Blockbuster. But what about launching it? Imagine this: You've completed your book. After all that hard work, you finally have a finished product. And you're excited to launch it! But nothing happens after the launch. It’s enough to demoralize the strongest among us. All of those months of hard work, focus, and determination...

How To Write A Blockbuster: The 10-Step System [Part 1]

Do you dream of writing a blockbuster? But you have no clue how to go about it. The blank page on the computer stares a hole into your soul, haunting you. Perhaps you're writing your first book, and are terrified it'll flop. Dismal sales. Indifferent reviews. Crickets on social media. Ouch. The fear of pouring your heart into a book and watching it go nowhere stops you dead in y...

Why This Practice Makes You A Better Writer

Drayton Bird has wryly observed that some people have 20 years’ experience, and others have one year’s experience repeated twenty times. You probably know a few such people yourself, which is why the quip is funny—but the problem actually hits closer home than we might expect. It turns out that even thoughtful people who are proactive about their training end up doing a lot of practice...

Nominate *Your* Favorite Writing Blog: Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2016

It's time to open up nominations for the 10th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest—the blogosphere's biggest contest for writing blogs. Since this is our 10th anniversary (yes!) we're doing things a little differently. Read on to make sure your favorite is a winner. How to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog for the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015/2016 To Nominate your favorite writing bl...

How To Develop Your Writing Skills To Become An Excellent Writer

Would you like to become an excellent writer, the kind that agents and editors are looking for? You can become one. Not by following one of those “ten steps to a bestselling novel” guides. Not by getting feedback on your writing from members of your writers’ group who don’t know anything more about writing excellence than you do. And certainly not by following one of the worst ...

How to Write Great Paragraphs

There are eight million posts on how to write a great headline, how to write a fantastic call to action, and how to write a good blog post. We'll even tell you how to write shorter sentences, snappier copy and better ebooks. But you know what none of us tell you? How to write the actual content. It's not enough to create killer headlines or spectacular introductions. Content that’s w...

How to Dream up a Product or Book to Make Your Readers Drool

Have you thought of creating a product or a book? I bet it’s crossed your mind. But what kind of product could you create? What would your readers like? What would they buy? You’re puzzled and don’t know how to proceed, right? And even if you do come up with a possible product, you’re still baffled, because you can’t work out whether it’s a good idea or not. Does t...