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How to Write Faster: 25 Ways to Be A Prolific Writer (without the burnout)

I’m on a mission. I want to write faster, be a more prolific writer. I want to turn myself into...

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Let’s Put an End to Aspiring Writers (and start making real writers)

I recently surveyed a few hundred writers on ideas of what it means to be a writer, issues of a...

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10 Incredibly Empowering Books for Writers

What does empowerment look like for a writer? It’s usually in the form of a realization. The realization that you...

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Just How Rough Can A First Draft Be?

Anne Lamott called them shitty first drafts. On this site, I’ve called them fun and messy first drafts. It’s common...

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Are You Really, Truly Meant to Be A Writer?

I’m certain every writer I know has questioned, at least once in their writing life “Why am I doing this?”...

Using Genre to Find Awesome Ideas for Stories

Using Genre to Find Awesome Ideas for Stories

A confession. I’m a genre theory nerd. I love genre. I love working out where stories fit within genre. I...

how to write unreliable narrators

What is An Unreliable Narrator?

My story was almost finished before I realised I’d written an unreliable narrator. When the proverbial penny finally dropped, everything...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Writers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey (1989) is a cornerstone self-help book. While it was embraced...

the creative well

Boost Your Creativity With Total Genre Immersion

In writing circles, we often hear about “filling the creative well.” I first came across the concept of the creative...

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