The Writer’s Life

focus for writers

Trying to Focus? DO NOT Turn Off Your Internet While You Write

Consult any writing advice website or book, and you’ll likely encounter one particular tip. I’ve preached it myself. Margaret Atwood...

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Balancing Writing With Big Life Events

Kablam! That was the sound of my life just exploding. Don’t worry, it’s all positive. Pffffffff….. that was the sound...

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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...

what is an aspiring writer?

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...

empowering books for authors

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...

answering the call of being a writer

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?”...

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...

imposter syndrome

How to Use Self-Doubt to Your Advantage

Self-Doubt. Every writer has it. New writers fear their writing skills aren’t good enough. They fear they have no idea...

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

We hear it all the time: “There has never been a better time to be a writer.” The digital world...

10 Ways a Positive Attitude Makes for a More Productive Writer

We don’t need another study to tell us that in traditional workplaces, happy workers are more productive, more creative, more...

how to create writing habits

The Only Writing Goal You Need to Set This Year

Happy New Year, Writers! I love New Year. All of those plans and goals and the untapped potential of that...