Overcoming Writer's Block
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Ignoring Your Weaknesses
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is ignoring your weaknesses.
Creativity Is Making Small Choices
When struggling to work through a creative dilemma, it's best to think of your work in small pieces that create a larger whole. Author Perttu Pölönen explains how creativity is a collection of small choices from an abundance of options.
My Writer Success Story Began With Getting Over Myself
Debut author Christina Wyman discusses how getting out of her own way led to her authorial success.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Researching Too Much
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is researching too much.
5 Ways Hiking Made Me a Better Freelance Writer
Freelance writing sometimes feels like embarking on a grueling mountain hike in scorching weather when you haven’t exercised in years and have a wonky left knee and lower back issues. Let Alison Hill give you tips for success.
5 Tips to Work Through Procrastination
Have you caught yourself doing anything other than sitting down to write? Procrastination and writer's block happen to every writer. Let author Clare Whitfield give you tips on how to overcome and get back to writing.
Writing for the Time Impoverished: How to Structure Your Writing to Make Sure You Finish Your Novel
What separates professional writers from amateurs? Author Matthew Harffy has the answer, and tips for ensuring that you make your publication dreams a reality.
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Allowing Self-Doubt to Guide You
In this article, WD editor Moriah Richard explains how writers succumb to doubt and what steps you can take to avoid self-sabotage.
Flat on My Back and Writing in My Head: On Writing My Book After a Stroke (and Believing I Was Sherlock Holmes)
Author Timothy Miller explains how his novel came together as he was recovering from a major medical incident—and how dedication to a story can make miracles happen.
On Writing to Give Grief Meaning and Write Out of Challenging Situations
Author Lily Dulan explains why writers have to be willing to go to difficult places inside themselves for their writing to make a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world.
10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
Beat writer's block with these 10 tips, supported by scientific studies, from Estelle Erasmus's article from the September 2019 issue of Writer's Digest.
The Secret to Overcoming Writer’s Block: Meditation
How does meditation help overcome writers' block? A writer and meditation teacher explores the science behind it all.
Embracing the Blank Page: Why All Writing is an Act of Courage
From writing sketch comedy to novels to telling true stories from his own life, William Kenower has found that all writing takes courage. Learn more about how to gather the courage to turn nothing into something.
The Science of Story Ideas: How to Awaken Your Brain's Creative Superpowers
The brain is not only designed to think, it loves to think—and here are seven writing superpowers you already have under your thinking cap.