When it Comes to Writing, Is There Such a Thing as Trying Too Hard?

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 15, 2019
What do people mean when they say someone is "trying too hard"? How does it apply to writers?

Give Me Fewer Resolutions and More Hustle

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Your career is in your hands. Make sure you take care of it.

How to Set Writing Goals for 2019 — the Right Way

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
How will you set your writing goals this year to make sure that you actually achieve them? By following these five steps.

7 Ways to Turn Your Writing Resolutions into Realities

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The new year is almost here and you want to make it your best writing year yet. Here's how you can help make that happen.

A Non-Snarky Guide to Getting Your NaNoWriMo Draft into Shape

Column by Annie Neugebauer December 13, 2018
NaNoWriMo-ers, congratulations! You survived November! Whether you “won” or just wrote more than usual, you now have an at least partially-completed manuscript waiting for you. So… What now?

11 Tips to Beat Procrastination and Get that Novel Drafted

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 7, 2018
11 tips for resisting the urge to procrastinate, because falling behind in NaNoWriMo (or any fast drafting) is the kiss of death.

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
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!