Column by Leah Dearborn November 1, 2016
I honestly don't have the time or desire to pump out 50,000 words for fun or practice, especially since it would draw energy away from the commercial writing that I rely on.
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.
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.
Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 20, 2015
2015 is the year of the writer, and that writer is you.
Column by Leah Dearborn November 5, 2014
Are you a tortoise or a hare? NaNoWriMo isn't the only writing marathon, and participating in different challenges can help you discover more about your own habits.
Column by Rob Blair Young March 11, 2014
The idea that altered states lead to creativity is an established cultural "wisdom." But is the "write drunk" mentality accurate? I look at the science while conducting a study of my own.
Column by Rob Blair Young January 13, 2014
I examine myths of absolute willpower, divine inspiration, and the identity of the writer, explaining why they are so prominent. Then I attack those myths. With glee.
Column by John Jarzemsky January 3, 2014
New Year's Resolutions are a great way to get a writing habit started, or to revive a flagging one, but tempering them with heavy doses of reality, humility, and time to rest is key.
Column by Rob Blair Young January 2, 2014
A look at the science of habit formation, giving you 14 tips on effectively ingraining a writing habit in 2014.
Column by Phil Jourdan November 22, 2013
Five bad habits to break if you want your writing sessions to be more productive.
Column by Cath Murphy November 14, 2013
NaNoWriMo's half way mark looms and you're suffering from a bad case of verbal fatigue. But enough with the bullshit excuses! This is why you must keep going and Finish That Thing.
Column by Rob Blair Young October 2, 2013
It's great that you want to support the writers you know, but sometimes it's hard to know how to do so. This article gives some simple advice on offering useful support.