Background Noise: The Netflix Category Every Writer Desperately Needs

Column by Max Booth III
Increase your productivity by watching Netflix.

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.

Why You Need A Snow Day Writing Pact

Column by Peter Derk
Why you need a snow day pact this winter.

8 Ways To Salvage Your Yearly Writing Goals

Column by Riki Cleveland
The year might be speeding to its inevitable end, but rest assured you’ve got plenty of time to salvage your writing goals and make the most of 2016.

They’re All Going To Laugh At You!: 5 Ways To Overcome Anxiety While Writing Your First Novel

Column by Keith Rawson September 26, 2016
Ah, do the first novel blues have you biting your nails and tearing out clumps of hair? Hopefully this listicle will help you find a little balance.

Why A Little Writing Jealousy Is Healthy

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first.

What I Learned During My Time Away From Social Media

Column by Michael David Wilson September 9, 2016
The key lessons learned while abstaining from social media for fourteen days.

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

Column by Michael David Wilson July 22, 2016
Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better.

8 Places To Write: Writing When and Where You Can

Column by Michael David Wilson
We explore some of the places to take advantage of gaps in time and write.

6 Game Development Lessons For Writers

Column by Peter Derk May 26, 2016
6 writing lessons from Derek Yu and the world of game development.

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?

Exploring The Pomodoro Technique and Timers to Improve Productivity and Write More

Column by Michael David Wilson May 23, 2016
An exploration into the Pomodoro Technique, timers and how you can use them to improve your writing habits.

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.

Eight Tips For Increasing Your Writing Output, From A Very Busy Writer

Column by Rob Hart May 4, 2016
Want to boost your productivity? Rob Hart (author of two novels, two upcoming novels, a James Patterson novella, holder of two jobs, and father to a new baby) offers some insight.

5 Uses For Your Unfinished NaNoWriMo Manuscript

Column by Leah Dearborn November 11, 2015
Not everyone finishes NaNoWriMo every year, and that's okay.

Readers Beware, You’re In For A Scare: How Goosebumps Saved My Life

Column by Max Booth III October 13, 2015
I doubt I’ll be the first to make such an accusation, but how certain are we that R.L. Stine isn’t actually some kind of robot?

35 Reasons You Are a Terrible Writer and Should Give Up Immediately

Column by Max Booth III September 21, 2015
Face it. You are never going to be a good writer. Here's why.

Productivity Methods for Writers

Column by George Cotronis July 16, 2015
You want to write words, but you'd rather watch some TV and eat nachos. Don't, I'll help you get writing.

16 Tips For Making Time to Write Once You've Abandoned Your Integrity

Column by Max Booth III June 26, 2015
Less talking, more click-clacking.

Hitting Your Stride: 7 Tips for Higher Word Counts in 2015

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Writing output in 2014 less than prodigious? Here are some hot tips from famous writers, productivity gurus, neuroscience, and yours truly for higher word counts in 2015.

The Write Time: 6 Strategies to Make Your Writing Schedule Sacred

Column by Robbie Blair March 20, 2013
How can we keep ourselves writing each day? How can we make sure that the time we've set aside to write remains sacred? Here are a few strategies I've developed over the years.

6 Ways to Fall in Love with Writing

Column by Robbie Blair February 15, 2013
These six strategies will help you shift the focus of your work so you can learn to fall in love with writing again.

9 Modern Tools Every Writer Should Use

Column by Robbie Blair January 24, 2013
Learn about nine modern tools that empower your writing, mobilize your research, stir your creativity, and help you make the most of your time at the keyboard.

13 Resolutions To Make You A Better, More Productive Writer In 2013

Column by Kimberly Turner December 26, 2012
Year-long resolutions are for suckers. It takes less than a month to set yourself on the right track. Here's how to make January 2013 your best writing month ever.

Technology: Help Or Hindrance To Writers?

Column by Kimberly Turner November 8, 2012
Is technology increasing your productivity as a writer or distracting your muse?