Here, William Kenower relates the story of a unique writer who began her journey with no expectations. The experience demonstrated how rethinking your writing goals and asking yourself what you really want to write can help you achieve success and happiness.
The following article is the first in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses how to maintain your writing motivation by rethinking what "success" means as a writer.
Whether you're an outliner or an organic writer (a plotter or a pantser), the solution to almost every plot problem can be found by answering three simple questions.
Making time to read and write with your kids can not only encourage your young writers to flex their creative muscles—it can also help you find time to work on your own passion projects.
Some call it The Muse; others their imagination. Some call it their spirit guides or God or Source Energy. The word’s not important. What is important is to understand your role in the creative relationship with whatever joins you at the desk.
If you’re one of the millions of individuals who want to write a book “someday,” you may be struggling to turn that someday into today. Similarly, running might be that “impossible” thing and now I consider myself a runner. Here are 4 things writers can learn from running.
Are you in in a writing slump? Lynn Dickinson teaches you how to Writer’s Limbo by setting writing goals that keep the bar low!
This year, to accompany our annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers, we decided to put together a list of what we think are the best podcasts for writers. Here are our favorites—let us know if you have any additional suggestions!
When you focus on a direction in your writing, motivation will follow. William Kenower discusses his tricks for writing fearlessly and boldly.
Every writer needs support and encouragement. Lynn Dickinson's advice will support and assist you in creating a powerful and useful writing tool – an effective Vision of your Ideal Writing Life.
Natalie D-Nalopeon discusses valuable lessons learned and victories from a year in which she aimed to reach 101 rejections for her writing.
It can be impossible to write and worry about what other people will think of your work. Here, William Kenower offers thoughts on overcoming the need to focus on those external opinions.
Why is it so hard for us to put pen to page, even though we say we want to do it? Writing shouldn’t feel like this much of a struggle, but it is… even if we love it and we dedicate our lives to it. This problem stems from a series...
Here are some reasons why cruising is a great way to spend a vacation that can lead to some excellent writing results.
Here are seven excellent pieces of advice for fiction writers from bestselling author Margaret Atwood.
You never know what creative writing exercise can end your battle with writer's block. Here's one way to tackle it with a simple thank you note.
Most of us write simply because we love to. It’s an outlet for our creativity. It’s fun. (Hard work, sure, but fun.) As it turns out, writing’s got some health perks, too.
One writer's new hobby of running has taught him four valuable lessons about writer's block that have helped him—and he hopes helps you too.
Wasting away your day is a terrible proposition for a writer. I found a remedy, though: keep a time log. Here's how to do it and increase your writing productivity.
As writers we are extremely tough on ourselves—whether it's our first book or 15th book. Here's how to deal with the constant layers of self-doubt and reassure yourself that you'll be OK.
How do you take your writing ideas, write a book and become a published author? Here are 5 ways you can help you make your writing dreams real that don't involve business plans.
I learned from the Bard of Avon at least eight crucial and valuable writing lessons. They can help you too.
I envy pantsers, I really do. But for those of us who need to plot, I have tips on how to do that while still having fun with the month-long writing crazy of NaNoWriMo.
When you read others’ work and follow them online, however, it’s easy to slide into jealousy. Fortunately, you can leverage envy to your advantage.