Write Anyway If You’re Unmotivated: Try A Weird Strategy

Unmotivated? What if you could write anyway, no matter how you feel? Here’s a simple (but weird, sort of) strategy. Firstly, how did I hear about this? In a recent meeting of our writers’ group, we talked about how challenging writing can be if you’re unmotivated. Write anyway, even if you’re unmotivated… But what if … Read more

Want To Write A Novel? These Tips May Help If You’re Stressed

With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, and coming up fast, you’re remembering your dream: to write a novel. Last month our group discussed NaNoWriMo and stress. Our writers’ group includes authors who’ve been traditionally published, as well as self-publishing authors. It also includes aspiring authors who want to write, and would, if the whole idea of … Read more

An Easy Writing Process When You Have No Time To Write

An Easy Writing Process When You Have No Time To Write

At our last writing group meeting, we talked about finding time to write. Several members shared their writing process. Some outlined, some didn’t. One member wrote on her phone in her car, before she started work each day. She said: “You can write more than you’d think in ten minutes a day.” That got me … Read more

Writing Fiction: 5 Ways To Add Drama (And Please Readers)

Writing Fiction: 5 Ways To Add Drama (And Please Readers)

You’re writing fiction. You’re an entertainer, so your primary task when you write is to be entertaining. It’s a constant challenge. I’ve got a yellow sticky pasted to my screen which says: DRAMA. It’s easy to forget to create drama and make your fiction entertaining because there are so many things to remember when you’re … Read more