Seven Ways to Get Other People to Respect Your Writing Time

Seven Ways to Get Other People to Respect Your Writing Time

Picture this: You sit down to write, having managed to summon up the last dregs of your energy at the end of a long day … and your housemate pulls up a chair next to you to tell you all about the terrible date they went on the previous night. Or your spouse decides...
How to Juggle All Your Different Writing Projects

How to Juggle All Your Different Writing Projects

Do you have several different writing projects on the go? Maybe you have a blog, plus you’re working on a novel. You also have a few short stories that you want to revisit and find markets for, and you’re thinking about trying something new, like poetry or...
How Can You Keep Writing if You Work Long Hours?

How Can You Keep Writing if You Work Long Hours?

“I currently run an IT staffing agency and work in excess of 60 hours during the week, not to mention what gets handled on the weekends. So my question is this: how would you balance that with a love and desire to write?” This is what Bryan wrote to me a few weeks ago...
How to Take Back Control of Your Time (and Fit More Writing In)

How to Take Back Control of Your Time (and Fit More Writing In)

Do you spend as much time writing as you want to? Hardly any writers do. Most of us have a lot of non-writing things going on. Depending on the stage of life you’re at, that might be education (school, university, or evening classes), a day job (full time or part...