Your Writer’s Journal: 4 Practical Tips For This Powerful Tool

Do you have a writer’s journal? A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the benefits of journaling in our writing group. The benefits have been known for years. However, writers’ journals are a little different. You may have one, or several. I have a bullet journal for every day, but for long projects like books, … Read more

Writing A Book: 3 Tips To Overcome Challenges When Starting

Are you writing a book? In a recent writers’ group meeting, we looked at common startup hassles that authors experience with a book-length project. “I start out great. Then I feel as if I have no idea what I’m doing, and I give up,” one author said. “I’ve got three novels I’ve started.” Several other … Read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Apps: Are They A Threat To Writers?

If you’re a writer or marketer, you’ve heard (and perhaps tried) artificial intelligence (AI) apps. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed how dangerous these apps might be for our jobs as writers. I’m undecided about AI. One the one hand, I’m enthusiastic about its potential as a research and general assistant. On the … Read more

Use Obsidian To Manage Your Life: 4 Tips To Get Started

Have you discovered the Obsidian app? We looked at using Obsidian if you’re a fiction author. Several authors in our writers’ group use Obsidian; a couple mentioned that there’s a big learning curve. One author gave up on Obsidian entirely. That’s a shame, because Obsidian can help you to manage your life. Want to get … Read more

A Book Journal: 6 Easy Tips To Help You To Use This Powerful Tool

Have you discovered the power of a book journal? A few months ago, we devoted a writer’s group meeting to journaling. Although many authors favored bullet journals, others used an all-purpose writing journal, and a couple of authors favored project-specific journals: when they started a book, they created a journal for it. Your book journal: … Read more

Writing Fiction: Pitfalls And Tips For Naming Your Characters

Do you enjoy finding names for your characters when you’re writing fiction? Many authors don’t. Moreover, naming your characters has pitfalls. In one writers’ group meeting, an author told us about her cousin, who also writes fiction. They were chatting about character names. The cousin admitted that she’d never bothered checking her names with Google … Read more