Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further

Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further

Seven Habits of Serious Writers to Help You Go Further This post was first published in January 2011 and updated in April 2021. With thanks to Michael Pollock for the article suggestion. I’ve been writing, on and off, since my early teens – but it wasn’t...
How to Write When … Your Partner Isn’t Supportive

How to Write When … Your Partner Isn’t Supportive

How to Write When … Your Partner Isn’t Supportive This post is part of the “How to Write When…” series. You might want to take a look at some/all of the previous posts, too:  How to Write When … You Don’t Feel InspiredHow to Write When … You Have KidsHow to...
Nine Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write

Nine Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write

Nine Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write This post was first published in 2012 and updated in March 2021. All writers struggle with motivation at times. Whether you’re writing freelance pieces, content for your blog, a novel, short stories, poetry, or...
How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail

How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail

How to Write Stronger Scenes: Add More Depth and Detail All stories are, at one level, a collection of scenes. It can be tough to get scenes right. Maybe the action and surroundings were so vivid in your head, but they just haven’t translated well to the page. We’re...
21 Ways to Grow as a Writer (Whatever Stage You’re At)

21 Ways to Grow as a Writer (Whatever Stage You’re At)

21 Ways to Grow as a Writer (Whatever Stage You’re At) This post was first published in June 2012 and extensively updated in March 2021. Do you ever feel like you’re not really progressing with your writing? Perhaps you’re at the start of your writing journey,...

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