Writing Fiction: 10 Ways To Keep Readers Hooked

How can you entice your reader to turn the page? By writing a good story, of course! The drama within the tale—plus the implied question ‘how will it all turn out?’—should be motivation enough. But it isn't. Even great stories must be structured to sustain that drama. ‘Scene hangers’ are one way to do it. They’re lines set at the end of a scene or chapter that tempt th...

Are You a Procrastinator? Check Out Which Type You Are

Be honest, are you a procrastinator? I think a lot of writers suffer from procrastination. You too? Maybe you've promised to write something—but only start a day before the deadline. Or maybe you've been planning forever to write a book—but have just got started. Okay, I admit that I sometimes procrastinate. Especially with any task connected to taxes… Can we overcome proc...

How to Craft the Best Headline for Your Post

Don't you want the best headline for your post? You write a great post. Obviously, you want it to go viral. Then you give your post a headline and watch it drift into the internet nether world. Headlines are critical if you want your masterpiece to be read. With RSS and Google search, many readers just glance at headlines, scanning to see which few to click on. Must-read pos...

3 Steps to Driving More Traffic & Selling More Books or Products via LinkedIn

The cat’s out of the bag. With over 364 million members and a monthly active user growth rate at 2x the pace of either Twitter or Facebook, LinkedIn is no longer a secret. More and more writers and bloggers are turning to LinkedIn to figure out how to promote their books, content and programs to this massive audience. But what’s the best way to get it done?   Well, there are many...

What Are YOU Writing?

What are you working on right now? We'd love to know here at WritetoDone! A novel? A blog post? 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're writing about. Whet our a...

What to Write About To Get The Audience You’ve Dreamed Of

Have you ever thought you nailed a piece of writing? But no one seemed to care. No one shared it. No one commented on it. And you wonder why. If you write enough content, some of it won’t hit the mark—that’s just the way it is. But how can we minimize the risk of this happening? What can we do before we write that will make our writing connect with our audience? The...

6 Simple Tricks for Building A Strong Writing Habit

“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.” – W. Somerset Maugham Do you ever feel like your writing life would be so much easier if only you could stay inspired? Maybe you had an initial burst of enthusiasm for the project you’re working on, but it quickly faded and now you’re struggling. You haven’t blogged for weeks...

Book Manifesto: How To Zero In on The Book You Are Destined To Write

Do you know the hardest question for an author to answer? “What is special and unique about my book?” It’s not because you don’t know. It’s because you aren’t connected deeply enough to your vision and purpose. Or maybe you lost touch with the flash of inspiration that was once so clear you thought you’d never lose it! It happens to all of us. That’s why it’s es...

How to Write Addictively Readable Paragraphs

  Mmm, addictive writing. Like fantastic coffee or exquisite chocolate, it keeps readers perpetually coming back for more. Would you like to produce such work every time you write? Then you need to do more than just plunk words down on the page or screen. You must master the art of luring readers along the pathways that your words create for them. And one of the best way...

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Irresistible Topics to Delight Your Readers

Trying to find the perfect topic to write about is frustrating, isn't it? You want to provide value in a way that will keep readers glued to your site. So week after week, you open a draft in WordPress and gaze at the blinking cursor, hoping that it will magically give you the perfect blog post idea. And every week you find yourself in the same position—wanting to write articles tha...