Dying on the Mountain: How Goals Will Kill You and How to Focus on the Process

Column by Fred Venturini
Discover how goal-setting and positive thinking may be counter-intuitive to reaching the achievement you desire, especially when it comes to achieving publishing success.

Writing Under Duress: How to Persevere When Your Job, Life, and Kids Are Also a Priority

Column by Elle Nash
Teaching yourself to stay on task and continue to write even when life seems to be working against you is tough, but if you let the curveballs take you out, then you'll never get the writing done.

Finish Your Manuscript With Project Management

Column by Peter Derk
Is this the unsexiest column ever? Yes. But sexy doesn't finish novels.

Putting in the Time: How Taking Creative Control Helps All Aspects of My Life

Column by Karis Rogerson
As a follow-up to her column about ways to make time for writing, Karis Rogerson explores how prioritizing creativity helps other aspects of her life.

Access Your Subconscious for Better Writing

Column by Autumn Christian August 26, 2019
All great stories exist in the place outside the conscious mind.
Rob Hart Crowdsources An Interview for 'The Warehouse' and Discusses Anxiety, Wr

Rob Hart Crowdsources An Interview for 'The Warehouse' and Discusses Anxiety, Writing Process, and Wokeness

Interview by Rob Hart
'The Warehouse' hits tomorrow—a book by our very own Rob Hart that's been sold in more than 20 countries and been optioned for film by Ron Howard. Rob put out the call on social media for questions...

8 Signs You Are Afraid of Writing

Column by Autumn Christian August 13, 2019
Recognize the signs of fear and the mistakes that may be holding you back.

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Writing Outside Your Box

Column by BH Shepherd
An exploration of how writing in unfamiliar genres and formats can help you grow as a writer.

Taking Creative Control: How to Make Time for Writing in a Busy Schedule

Column by Karis Rogerson July 25, 2019
A few tips that have helped me to sit down and write despite a pretty busy schedule. Here's hoping they work for you, too!

Should We Care Whether Writing is Therapy or Not?

Column by Elle Nash
We've all heard the phrase "Writing is therapeutic, but it is not therapy." How much should we care?

10 Tips to Slaughter Insecurity

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Writers are an insecure bunch. Here's some advice on how to solve that.

Writing Comics vs. Writing Novels

Column by Tony McMillen
Tony McMillen, "An Augmented Fourth" author and creator of the comic book "Lumen", talks the difference between writing prose and writing for comics.

Writing on the Spectrum

Column by Emma McMorran Clark April 26, 2019
One writer explains how their condition informs their work, both the positive and the negative.

9 Reasons You Should Write Short Fiction

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Are you a writer who's only tried your hand at novels, poetry, or essays? Here are 9 reasons writing short fiction might be worth your time.

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
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.