5 Ways To Keep Writing When You Feel Like Giving Up: Guest Post from Torri Myler

In the life of every writer, there will come those times when giving up and abandoning a project begins to feel like an attractive option. But, of course, if you are writing for someone else—as in the case of freelance writers or authors with contracts—quitting may not be an option. Even if you never intend … Read more

I Love to Write Day

Do you love to write? If so, be sure to write something today–I Love to Write Day. It’s a time to enjoy writing–a letter, the Great American Novel, a journal, a poem, or <fill-in-whatever-you’re-writing>. Whether you’re a professional writer or someone who writes for pleasure, enjoy doing something you love today–writing!

Read More to Become a Better Writer

Last week I posted Copyblogger’s advice on how to become a better writer. That advice all involved actually writing—no matter what else you do, you will never become a good writer if you don’t write. There is something else that will improve your writing, and that is reading. Often aspiring writers think that means they … Read more

Ten Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger. Excellent advice from Brian Clark. Thank you, Copyblogger! I have heard that an individual needs to write a million words before they are a really good writer. I’m sure that number varies for different people—some may have more natural talent and can achieve greatness with … Read more

NaNoWriMo: Overcoming First Draft Paralysis

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). According to the website: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a … Read more

Changing Styles

We all know styles change. What’s fashionable today—in clothing fashion, home decor, and even writing—is passe tomorrow. Most of us would agree that some of the great classics of all time probably wouldn’t be published today because the writing style is too different from what publishers like now. But did you know that you might … Read more

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Web Design Schools Guide recently posted “20 Creative Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block.” I seldom struggle with writer’s block, especially now that my fiction-writing has been set aside for the time being. When I experience writer’s block in fiction, it’s usually because I’m stuck on where the story should go. Asking “what if” questions usually helps. … Read more

Writing, Health, and Well-Being

Joanna Paterson at Confident Writing asked the question, “Can writing keep us well?” She’s running a group writing project through the month of July and invites bloggers to post about writing, health, and well-being. As I described in a post about my love affair with writing, I always dreamed of writing “someday,” but it took a … Read more