7 Ways to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Right Now

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Want to write a novel but don't know where to start? NaNoWriMo 2018 might be the perfect opportunity — here's 7 ways you can prepare for it now.

What Playing Pickleball Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul
What a new sport taught me about my craft.

Summertime Sadness: Do Writers Have To Be Sad?

Column by Peter Derk
Maybe writers don't have to be sad to be good?

Why I Have to Write, Even While Working Full-Time

Column by Karis Rogerson August 16, 2018
Even if it's hard and exhausting to put in the extra hours writing on top of working full-time, it's the only way to feel truly "me."

5 Essential Character Traits For Ourselves, Not Our Creations

Column by Joshua Isard
It’s important to develop the kind of personal character that’ll help us get through everything the writing life throws our way.

5 Ways for Writers to Stay Motivated in the Heat of Summer

Column by Repo Kempt July 23, 2018
Does your productivity drop during the dog days? We're here to help.

The Fowlest of Influences

Column by David Cranmer
David Cranmer mixes his passions for writing and bird watching to explain how nature has benefited his prose and social media presence. Stretching comparisons with bird-brained analogies? You decide.

The Three Times Your Novel is Finished

Column by Fred Venturini
Ask an author how long it took them to write a book, and the answer is always different. Here are three times a novel is finished, and how they each relate to author mindset.

Research Isn't Writing

Column by Justin Hunter
Research is important, but you don't want to become a researcher. Learn how to research as a writer instead of writing as a researcher.

The "When" Guide for Writers: Master the Science of Perfect Timing (Part 2)

Column by Fred Venturini
In the second part of this guide on perfect timing for creatives, delve into the tactics needed to figure out your unique circadian rhythms, and use them to your advantage for maximum creativity.

The "When" Guide for Writers: Master the Science of Perfect Timing (Part 1)

Column by Fred Venturini
Fred Venturini discusses how Dan Pink's latest book, "When," offers insight into the creative process, and how writers can best put its principles to use.

6 Tips On How To Be Prolific

Column by Eric Beetner February 19, 2018
Eric Beetner on how to increase your writing output.

The 12 Steps for Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul February 9, 2018
If these steps can help alcoholics stay sober, maybe they can also help struggling writers.

How to Finish Your Novel Using Math

Column by Justin Hunter
Finishing a novel doesn't have to be daunting. Get out your calculator and see how math can help you reach the end.

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 14, 2017
Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.

Writing: An (Unfortunate) Exercise in Trust

Column by Annie Neugebauer June 7, 2017
What does trust have to do with writing? Well, unfortunately for those with trust issues, pretty much everything. Love it or hate it, it permeates every facet of the gig.

Background Noise: The Netflix Category Every Writer Desperately Needs

Column by Max Booth III
Increase your productivity by watching Netflix.

The Food Pyramid for Writers

Column by Christoph Paul April 26, 2017
The Literary Food Pyramid explained.

Hack Dad’s Revenge: Boredom

Column by Keith Rawson March 20, 2017
It's the dramatic return of hack dad!

How to Write When the Going Gets Tough

Column by Riki Cleveland
If you’ve ever found yourself unable to create in the bleakest of times, here are several ways to find your love for writing once again.

5 Tips for Turning Your Day Job into a Secret Writing Office

Column by Max Booth III
When all else fails, you can always put a tie on your cat and send him to the office in your stead.

My Resolution to Write Less

Column by Leah Rhyne
One writer's failed resolution to write less in the new year.

What I Learned from 1 Year of 1,000 Words a Day

Column by Annie Neugebauer December 23, 2016
What's to be gained from resolving to write 1,000 words a day for a year (besides a buttload of words)? One writer commits to finding out.

Ten Obsessions that Murder Writing Careers

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 8, 2016
Some obsessions are great, but a few of them can hinder your ability to develop a successful writing career.

How to Persevere in Your Writing

Column by Beth Lewis August 5, 2016
You've got a long road ahead of you. Here's how to persevere.