Weekend Warrior: How To Get The Most Writing Out Of Your Weekend

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If you’re a writer who works during the week, then weekends are most likely your best time to get some writing done. But a lot of times you’re so busy the weekends fly by and you don’t have any words on paper to show for it. By learning how to be a weekend warrior, you […]

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Improve Your Writing with Daily Critical Reading

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Sometimes, between writing and all the other responsibilities we have (work, children, home), it seems nearly impossible to find extra time for reading. But, without regular reading, our writing progress will stall. If you want to continue to improve your writing, make reading a part of your daily routine. That might mean giving up watching […]

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You Don’t Have To Be A Best-Selling Author To Make Writing A Priority

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Lemme ask you a question. And be honest. Is writing a priority for you? Do you make time for writing? Is it important to you? (I guess I really had three questions.) Writing is one of those things–you’re either committed to it or you’re not. But if you’re not and you don’t know why, now’s […]

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Who Are You Writing For? Define Your Audience First

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When you sit down to write something, your first thoughts are probably about the topic. You might ask yourself how you’re going to cover your subject, what angle you’ll take, or how you’ll make your piece exciting. But, once you’ve determined your topic, the very first thing you should consider is your audience–that is, who […]

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The Power of Morning Pages

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What if there was an activity you could do in less than 15 minutes a day that would keep you unblocked with ideas flowing? Would you do it? Morning Pages are a creative unblocking tool created by writing and creativity coach, Julia Cameron. And if you do them consistently, you’re guaranteed to see some fantastic […]

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Write Anywhere: 21 Different Places to Get Inspired

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Who says you always need to write in the same place? I asked my followers on Twitter to share the places they most love to write. Here’s what some of them said: Sprawled on my bed, the floor, or outside in a chair. Always with a laptop. Desks are just not for me ~@thefourpartland The […]

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4 Tools To Help You Manage Your Writing Time Better

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Writers are busy, busy, busy these days. With full-time jobs, family, hobbies and events going on, it can be challenging to get writing done. That’s when managing your writing time can make the difference between writing 500 words and writing 0 words. Here are four tools to help you manage your writing time better: The […]

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Forget These 7 Things for First Draft Freedom

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We writers are never more counterproductive than when we obsess over the quality of our first drafts. Be it an article, blog post, short story, or novel, the first draft is never meant to stand alone. While it’s tempting to polish as you go along, there are certain aspects of your writing you should forget […]

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How To Eat A Piece Of Writing Pie: One Bite At A Time

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Have you ever tried writing a novel, but stopped before you finished? Many writers feel intimidated by the idea of writing a novel. It seems too big a project or it will take way too much time. But the truth is, you can do it. You just have to break it down so it’s manageable. […]

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10 Writing Tasks You Can Do in 10 Minutes

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Are you stretched to find writing time? Do you feel there aren’t enough hours in the day to justify working on your blog, freelance assignment, or novel? We all sometimes feel time’s not on our sides, but the good news is there are a number of writing (or writing-related) tasks you can accomplish in just […]

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