How To Build A Music Playlist For Writers

It can be hard to sit down and start writing. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve worked on your manuscript. Maybe you’re stuck on a scene that’s particularly tricky to write. Or maybe you’re just not in the right

8 Tips For Getting Back Into Writing After A Long Hiatus

The only thing harder than getting started on a new writing project is returning to an old one after an extended period away. We all need breaks from writing for the same reason we require annual leave from our day

Is It Normal To Think You Suck At Writing

Is It Normal To Think You Suck At Writing?

Self-doubt is something most people struggle with at some point, but it seems writers face it more frequently than others. We tend to feel like impostors. Some writers are naturally confident, but even the most self-assured writers doubt themselves at

Does Reading Making You A Better Writer

Does Reading More Make You A Better Writer?

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” —Stephen King It’s impossible to overestimate the power of reading. But aside from the multiple emotional (and physical) benefits of reading, what

How To Write When You're Not In The Mood

How to Write When You’re Not In The Mood

You’re at this site, reading this article, because you’re a writer. Whether or not you’ve had your writing published isn’t important. What is important is that you continue to write. Being disciplined to write regularly, particularly when you’re not in

6 Ways Exercise Benefits Creativity

As familiar as we may be with the health benefits of exercise, it’s often one of the first things we time-poor writers sacrifice in order to work on our craft. I know I do, anyway. But in addition to the

6 Easy Ways To Avoid Second Book Syndrome

If you’re writing a series, you might have heard of – or already be quaking in fear of – the dreaded thing called ‘second book syndrome’. But what exactly is this phenomenon? Also called ‘middle book syndrome’ or ‘second book

6 Top Tips For Dealing With Criticism Of Your Writing

As a writer, you’ll hear feedback about your work in many different contexts. Notes from your editor; comments from beta readers or writing group buddies; reviews from readers… There are so many avenues for responses to your writing – and

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that authors don’t make any money. That a degree in creative writing was a fast-track to unemployment, and that I could never expect to earn a liveable income from books.

7 Useful Tips For Establishing A Writing Routine

7 Useful Tips For Establishing A Writing Routine

There are certain things all writers need: inspiration, creativity, dedication, some measure of talent. But there’s one thing that’s perhaps more important than all these elements combined – one thing that’s guaranteed to help you become a productive, prolific writer.