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.

Fast Draft Hell: 7 Lessons I Learned (Almost) Writing a Novel in 14 Days

Column by Riki Cleveland May 24, 2016
20 pages a day for 14 days. Quick revisions. Bam. A finished book. In a month. Where do I sign up?

Six Habits of Prolific Writers (and How to Make Them Yours)

Column by Riki Cleveland May 18, 2016
If you’ve ever fought to get the work done or dreamed of being a high-volume writer, here are six habits to cultivate.

Why You Should Write Something Pointless

Column by Peter Derk April 5, 2016
Writing something pointless is the best thing you haven't done.
Scott Adlerberg on Going Viral on Reddit and Blending Genres

An Interview with Scott Adlerberg on Going Viral on Reddit and Blending Genres

Interview by Max Booth III
Max chats with Scott Adlerberg about how genre can potentially limit writers.

Writing Gave Me Hemorrhoids

Column by Peter Derk January 25, 2016
Writing gave me hemorrhoids. Don't let it happen to you.

10 Resolutions for the Writing Life

Column by Riki Cleveland January 7, 2016
A new year, a fresh start. Get 2016 off on the right foot with this list of ten resolutions for the writing life.

A Look At The Morning Rituals and Daily Habits of 9 Popular Authors

Column by Michael David Wilson December 22, 2015
An exploration of the morning rituals and daily habits of authors including Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Tremblay.

Writing Life

Column by Leah Rhyne June 18, 2015
Write what you know. Write your life. Write your body. Write YOU. What if what you know isn't interesting enough to write? What then? Are you stuck forever in mediocrity?

Dear George R.R. Martin

Column by Robbie Blair May 6, 2015
Dear George. I love you. I hate you. Oh, I don't know how I feel anymore ... but I do know you're a tease. Won't you please listen to me?

The Brick by Brick Method of Writing

Column by Robbie Blair April 28, 2015
I explore a central lesson I learned from writing my thesis: A "brick-by-brick" writing approach that makes projects more manageable, less stressful, and easier to complete.

Exercises All Writers Need To Do

Column by Jessica Meddows April 17, 2015
Sitting at your desk, hunched over your keyboard is one of the worst things for your body, and one of the occupational hazards of being a writer. Read the exercises you should be doing to help this.

Abandoning Linearity and Enabling Shuffle Mode: How to Write Out of Sequence

Column by Max Booth III March 13, 2015
By writing out of sequence, you no longer have to force yourself to write the boring bits. You are always writing the fun chapters. The scenes that remind you why you’re a writer in the first place.

Five Asinine Things Writers Hate to Hear

Column by Ed Sikov March 6, 2015
A selection of idiotic questions and comments that ruin a writer's day.

Five Reasons Not to Give Up on Your WIP

Column by Raine Winters March 4, 2015
Quitting is easy. Continuing to write: that's the hard part. Here's five reasons why you should never give up on a WIP.