Improve Your Writing in 5 Minutes a Day

Yes, I can help you write better, and all it will cost you is five minutes of your day.  That’s a pretty lofty claim isn’t it?  I’m not talking about some sort of online lesson or scam.  I’m talking about meta-writing.  That’s right, writing about writing.  But what does that mean? Probably the best thing … Continue reading

5 Ways to Treat Yourself After a Great Writing Day

5 Ways to Treat Yourself After a Great Writing Day

I am a strong believer in the power of celebrating little milestones on the way to a larger goal.  These little wins can really help you keep your focus and motivation.  Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate those little moments: 1.Tell Someone Celebrating with someone is way more fun than celebrating alone. … Continue reading

Learn From Your Reading: The Shadow of the Wind

I’m starting a series called “Learn From Your Reading,” in which I will talk about what writers can learn from reading the works of other authors.  I firmly believe that all writers should be readers, and more importantly, should be able to critically assess the work of other writers to figure out what works well … Continue reading

5 Things the Hospital Can Teach You About Writing

5 Things the Hospital Can Teach You About Writing

Sorry I’ve disappeared!  I’ve had a family member in the hospital, so I haven’t been posting regularly.  Spending my days at the hospital has given me some ideas about writing, though. 1. Act with urgency When you’re at the hospital, everything has to be quick because lives and health are at stake.  I know writing … Continue reading

5 Tips for Writing More Productively

It’s easy to get bogged down and distracted when you write, so today I want to share five easy tips for how to write more productively. 1. Set time limits When you sit down to write, sometimes you can get overwhelmed thinking of how much you have to do.  If you set clearly defined stopping … Continue reading