All writers shouls be put in a box and thrown into the sea. -Gordon Hinckley

Motivation Monday: So Your Writing Annoyed Somebody

Now what?

Review: How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

  Are you a fiction writer who’s absolutely terrified of limp plots and drooping character arcs? Do you have a great first line in mind, a story concept, maybe, but no … Continue Reading →

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. -Benjamin Disraeli

Motivation Monday: Being a Courageous Creator

I absolutely love this quote from 19th century writer and British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

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[Guest Post] Should You Let Others Read Your Work Before It’s Finished?

This is a guest post by Zachary Smith. He writes Fantasy and Science Fiction. Zachary says, “I also blog about writing, finding motivation to write, and how to do it all on … Continue Reading →

The Other Side of the Procrastination Coin: How Do You Handle Vacation Guilt?

So I’ll say it: We’re famous for never getting anything done, at least not done on time. But honestly, that’s not a procrastinator’s biggest problem. (It’s the biggest problem for … Continue Reading →

You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road. -Richard Price

Motivation Monday: Right in the Feels

It takes practice, and sometimes a bit of luck, to affect your reader quite like this.

[Guest Post] 4 Ways for Writers to Make Money in Marketing

This guest post is by Linda Craig, an established editor with experience in education. Unemployed or lightly employed writers – LISTEN UP. Linda has some advice and some ideas for … Continue Reading →

Writing While on the Toilet: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Should the toilet be a space sacred even from that which writers hold most sacred? Discuss. 

paul simon quote

Motivation Monday: The Critical Importance of Eavesdropping

Listening to others’ conversations in public places can be a fun and writerly activity, provided you’re not actually invading someone else’s personal space.

An Open Letter to the Impatient Novelist

Dear Novelist-who-wants-to-have-written: Aren’t you tired of hearing “You must do the work,” from all and sundry corners of the online writing community? Isn’t it hard to wait on your own … Continue Reading →

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