Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To End Procrastination And Finish A Novel

If you’re writing fiction, you may be procrastinating on finishing your novel. Many authors do. Worst case: you may forget the novel completely. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we shared estimates of how many unfinished novels lurked on our hard drives, so you’ve got a few unfinished novels too, stop feeling guilty. With a … Read more

Get Organized: 5 Clever Outlining Apps To Achieve Your Goals Today

Do you wish you could get organized? An outlining app can help. You can use an outline app to: Plan anything, from a birthday party to a product launch; Use your creativity more easily—brainstorm and get inspired; Keep up with your connections and contacts; Organize your calendar and To Do lists; Write (of course.) The … Read more

Blank Notebooks: 4 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Stationery Stash

Do you have a stash of blank notebooks? I didn’t realize that stationery hoarding was a thing, until one of our writers’ group members complained that she had over 100 blank notebooks. It turns out that several of us had a similar problem, so we discussed ideas for filling our journals. I’ve got enough blank … Read more

Journaling In 2022: 3 Easy Tips To Achieve Your Goals

Are you journaling in 2022? In our final writers’ group meeting for 2021, we discussed journaling, its benefits, and how we could use journaling in 2022 to help us to meet our goals. I was surprised that out of our group of over 20 writers and authors, only two members didn’t journal—and both were determined … Read more

Goal Setting Trap: Avoid The Trap And Achieve Your Goals

In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed goal setting. One writer said: “Goal setting isn’t for me. Life’s too stressful now. What’s the point of goals when so much is changing?” Many agreed. I agreed too. It’s easy to feel burned out by goals; you can set a goal, then your life derails. Within … Read more