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 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,...
How to Write a Book: 10 Crucial Steps to Writing Your Book

How to Write a Book: 10 Crucial Steps to Writing Your Book

How to Write a Book: 10 Crucial Steps to Writing Your Book If you’ve never written a book before, just the thought of getting that many words down can be daunting. Where do you begin? How do you get from there to the end? Do you really have enough to say to fill up a...

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