Struggling to Journal, but Learning to Forgive Myself

Column by Karis Rogerson
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.

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 August 19, 2019
'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.