Twelve Excuses Writers Make (and How to Overcome Them)

Twelve Excuses Writers Make (and How to Overcome Them)

What are your excuses for not writing? I’m sure they’re good ones, because I have plenty of good excuses, too! And I don’t want you to think I’m being dismissive or unkind about your excuses – our reasons for not writing are generally based on real difficulties, or...
The Right Way to Expand a Too-Short Piece of Writing

The Right Way to Expand a Too-Short Piece of Writing

Note: This post was originally published in 2012, and was updated in June 2018. One common issue that standard writing advice covers is how to cut down your first draft. And this advice comes up time and time again for a good reason. It’s easy to over-write, perhaps...

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Brilliant Blog Posts

Over the last eight years, I’ve written hundreds (probably thousands!) of blog posts for dozens of different blogs. I’ve also written quite a bit about blogging. Today, I wanted to share five of my favourite pieces about blogging, all published here on Aliventures...