The [nearly] Ultimate Guide to Better Writing

    By Mary Jaksch

    Do you want to become a better writer?

    We’ve got something for you. And it’s totally free! We’ve just put the finishing touches on our first WTD eBook, called The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing.

    Scott McIntyre, the book editor, put a huge amount of passion and work into the project. He pulled out a selection of top posts from the archives of  WTD. Here is what’s in the eBook:

    • Write to Serve: Giving Deeper Purpose to Your Craft
    • 6 Key Steps to Finding Your Passion As a Writer
    • Blood, Sweat and Words: How Badly Do You Want This?
    • Why You Should Stop Waiting for Inspiration
    • 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
    • How to Touch Your Creative Soul: A Zen View
    • How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers
    • 10 Simple Ways to Double the Speed of Your Writing … Right Now
    • Recover from Writing Burn Out: 18 Tips for Writing with Gusto
    • It’s Time to Finish Your Book: 9 Productivity Tips for Writers
    • How to Write Like an A-List Blogger
    • 12 Essential Blogwriting Tips for Building a Successful Blog
    • 11 Ways to Write an Irresistible Intro to Your Blog Post
    • How to Make Your Free eBook a Magnet for New Readers.
    • Writing an eBook: How to Get Started (and Finish!)
    • Get Your Eagle Eye On: 10 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work
    • How to Rescue a Piece when You Write a Frankenstein
    • The (Nearly) Ultimate Resource: 176 Tips for Writers

    This book is a gift for you, our loyal readers. All you need to do is to enter your name and email in the form in the sidebar – and you’ll get immediate access.

    I’d like to take this opportunity say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Scott McIntyre for his wonderful, generous work.


    Mary Jaksch is Editor-in-Chief at Write to Done. Grab her FREE report How to Write Like an A-List Blogger. Mary has helped thousands of students successfully create outstanding and profitable blogs at  A-List Blogging and is the blogger behind Goodlife ZEN.

    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

    • Gani says:

      Hi Mary!

      Thank you for this amazing book!!! I really enjoyed it!!!

      May I ask you permission to translate this wonderful book into Russian with saving all rights, content and links and represent this book with your blog to big Russian Internet community?

      Thank you again!

    • Shyxter says:

      Thank you, Mary & Scott. I’m very grateful for this guide, this has a handful of tips especially for an aspiring writer like me 🙂 I’ve downloaded it and will be reading it already.

      I really hope you get well soon, Scott! Best regards.

    • Conni says:

      Brilliant!! Thanks so much! I just started my blog recently and am glad for every valuable and quality ressource like this one! Can’t wait to dive in! All the best!!

    • Hi Mary,
      Thank you for all that you do! Thanks for letting us know about Scott. I’m sending him prayers and love. I appreciate you.

    • Solid writing book indeed, downloaded it and read it… I will recommend it. 🙂

    • Christina says:

      Mary and Scott,

      Thank you for the gift of this ebook. Great articles and references and loads of inspiration! I did the “fast” read, and will go back again for the sloooow digestable read. Just one “teensy” observation that somebody may have missed. (I hate doing this but for the sake of this great ebook it is important) On page 96 under the dot point- Get familiar with your frequent mistakes- it reads “even the most exprienced (sic) writer mixes up…” the typo in this sentence …well it was quite deliciously ironic in an article about proofreading. Then followed by page 98 which reads: “Leah McClelland is a fun-loving freelance writer and an excruciatingly exact editor who can spot……from a mile away.”

      This does not, however, deter me. I love this ebook. I am given to the dyslexic type myself …from time to time.

      All the very best and thanks again.

    • john says:

      Download does not appear to be working

    • Craig_Os says:

      I don’t know if did something wrong but I can’t download the ebook? poor poor pitiful me!

    • Hani says:

      Thanks so much for this book and for making it free!

    • I think I have read each of these articles, since I’ve been following WTD for over a year now. But it will be so great to have them all in one spot! Thank you to all who have contributed. My writing has definitely improved over the past year. 😉

    • Tracy says:

      Thank you so much for the free ebook. I love your blog and consider it my favorite for writing motivation and helps. Now I can have some of my favorite posts in book form. I look forward to reading the other chapters/posts that I missed.

    • Johan says:

      A wonderfull ebook. Pity I have trouble downloading it. For some reason I get a blank screen when clicking on the download link. I will try again when I be at home.

    • Thanks, Patti! Love getting a thumbs-up from you.

    • Hi Mary & Scott,
      Thanks, Mary and thanks, Scott, for what looks like a great selection.
      Just scanning the titles it looks like it touches on all kinds of topics. From heartfelt purpose and soul to down and dirty proofreading, I can use ’em all.
      Perfect!
      I’m off to download now …

    • Thanks so much! I just downloaded it and can’t wait to sink my teeth in! The cover is just stunning btw!

    • Thank you so much for this ebook. I start a blog and it is very helpful to me.

    • Mary: What a gracious gesture on the part of Write to Done – to offer The [Nearly] Ultimate Guide to Better Writing as a ( free) ebook. I know I will learn from it in ways I have not yet anticipated.

      • Thank you, Barbara! I really treasure our WTD readers and am happy to be able to give something of value as a ‘thank you’ gift.


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