Writing with Cognitive Impairments

Column by Jay Wilburn
Jay Wilburn is a full time writer who deals with cognitive impairments. This is the story of how he does it.

Give Up on Your Dreams: Writing for Process Over Ambition

Column by Rob Blair Young
In today's motivational talk, Rob tells you why you should give up on your dreams of being a writer—for the sake of your writing.

Storyville: Evaluating Your Work in Progress—As Author, Editor, and Reader

Column by Richard Thomas
It's crucial that you can read your writing as the audience, an author, AND an editor.

Rituals to Help Conquer the Blank Page

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA June 18, 2021
Some witchy tips to help conquer writer's block.

The Swartzwelder Method: Because Writing Should Be Fun

Column by Peter Derk
From the writer of 59 episodes of The Simpsons.

ADD Creators: Revisited

Column by Rob Blair Young
This article revisits the struggles of being an ADD writer, two deadly spirals one can fall into, and the lessons learned by one ADD creator over the last seven years.

How To Write Your Novel in 20 Easy Steps

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Want to write a novel? Here's the definitive guide, the best guide ever, the only guide you need to get it done!

Why You Didn't Finish Your Novel During COVID

Column by Peter Derk
You didn't finish your novel during the most locked down, least social point in modern history? Join the club.

Weapons of Choice to Draft That Novel Now

Column by Lisa Bubert
Every novelist feels the supreme tug of the in between, and there are ways to power through.

Anti-Resolutions: Is It Possible to Set No Goals But Still Write Successfully?

Column by Jay Wilburn
Do writer's have to set goals in order to be successful? With all the resolutions we break, are we better off without them? Can an author just write and still get somewhere?

10 Books on Writing and Creativity Every Author Should Ask for this Holiday Season

Column by Jay Wilburn December 1, 2020
These may be the books that break you out of a rut, elevate your work, or help you find your way forward as a creator.

How to Protect Your Writing Time From Distraction

Column by Lisa Bubert
Creative time is precious. Don't let the outside world steal it.

I May Fail NaNoWriMo This Year, but It Didn't Fail Me

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson chats about her past with NaNoWriMo and how this year, even though she's not on track to win the challenge, she is on track to love writing more.

Creating a Reading System Helped Me Find Joy in Reading Again

Column by Karis Rogerson November 18, 2020
One writer discusses how having a routine for reading makes the practice more joyful and enjoyable.

The Holidays Are Here: How to Take Care of Yourself

Column by Cina Pelayo
The holidays are here. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Here are some tips to take care of yourselves.

Conjuring Strength Through Poetry: Battling the Slasher Movie in Your Head

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Horror poetry reaches out into the darkness in hopes that understanding the shadows will shed light on our fears.

Storyville: Writing in a Time of Chaos

Column by Richard Thomas
How to write when the world around you is in a state of decay?

Struggling to Journal, but Learning to Forgive Myself

Column by Karis Rogerson September 17, 2020
One writer talks about her big plans at the start of lockdown to journal every day, and how much she's failed at that — but that's okay, because there's always tomorrow.

Reframing My Writing: Doing it For Me, Not An Audience

Column by Karis Rogerson August 19, 2020
Writer Karis Rogerson discusses losing sight of why you write, and trying to recapture that spark.

Writing, Weight Loss, and Cops

Column by Christoph Paul June 17, 2020
This started as a column about weight loss through the Noom App and how it relates to writing, but I kept thinking about the cops killing innocent people...

Trying to Juggle Writing AND Parenting? Authors Share Advice

Column by Annie Neugebauer May 11, 2020
Parenting and writing are both full-time jobs. So how do you juggle both? Rob Hart, Cina Pelayo, Christopher Golden, Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay, and Sarah Read share their advice.

Spring Cleaning For Writers

Column by Peter Derk March 11, 2020
Dust off that old short story, organize your scraps of poems, and throw away that manuscript that's been sitting in the attic.

The Zen of Morning Pages

Column by Christoph Paul February 26, 2020
Every day I write a few pages in the morning and then delete them. This helps me fight depression and feel less anxious about writing.

15 Traps That Could Hurt Your Writing Goals

Column by Jay Wilburn February 24, 2020
It's that time of year when everyone, but especially writers, give up on their annual resolutions. Here are a few traps writers fall into that might inhibit your goals, if you aren't careful.

How To Recover From Writer Burnout

Column by Autumn Christian January 16, 2020
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.