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

Writing Fiction: Should You Only “Write What You Know?”

In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed writing fiction and the value (or otherwise) of the writing dictum: “write what you know”. A new member, who’s a new author, posed a question. She’s writing an American Civil War novel, inspired by Gone With The Wind… and a family diary. “Does that mean,” she asked, … Read more

Why A Brain Dump? 3 Tips To Manage Stress And Organize Your Life

Feeling overwhelmed? Try a brain dump so you can see everything you need to manage. Then you can decide how you’ll manage it. Brain dumps are useful anytime you feel stressed.  Productivity guru David Allen is the author of the book, Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity. In the book, he popularized brain … Read more

Getting Things Done For Writers: 4 Tips To Increase Your Output

Getting Things Done For Writers: 4 Tips To Increase Your Output

A reader asked about “getting things done for writers”: is there a special strategy for GTD which helps with writing? (Here’s an article on GTD which has some useful tips.) We’ve discussed Getting Things Done several times at our writers’ group meetings. Some members are keen on it, others not so much. Getting things done: … Read more

Writer’s Block: 3 Strategies If You Can’t Write

Writer's Block: 3 Strategies If You Can’t Write

At a recent writer’s group meeting, we discussed writer’s block. This affliction is real. It can paralyze you. Almost everyone in our group has suffered from it, so we discussed useful tools and strategies to help us to manage it in the future. If you’re dealing with it right now, ask yourself whether you can … Read more