Writing a Novel: Begin It With A Bullet Or A Sunrise?

Writing a Novel: Begin It With A Bullet Or A Sunrise?

When you’re writing a novel, do you begin at the beginning? We discussed our favorite strategies for starting a novel at a recent writers’ group meeting. Most authors in the group said they write chronologically: they began at the beginning and write to the end. Several authors however wrote according to their inspiration. “Stepping stones,” … Read more

Writing Challenges: 4 Easy Tricks To Overcome Them

Writing Challenges: 4 Easy Tricks To Overcome Them

In one of our online writers’ group meetings, we discussed writing challenges. When you strike problems with a piece of writing it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and procrastinate. Alternatively, you might give up completely. Several authors admitted that they had unfinished books littering their computer hard drives. Does this sound like you? How to overcome … 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

Freelance Writing: Easy Tips For Absolute Beginners

Freelance Writing: Easy Tips For Absolute Beginners

If you’re stuck at home and can’t work, you may be considering a side hustle like freelance writing. The freelance writers in our writers’ group have received lots of questions. The most popular question is: how do you get started? Freelance writing: start with what you know and who you know One veteran freelancer suggested: … Read more

Writing A Book: 3 Ways To Get Started And Keep Going

Writing A Book: 3 Ways To Get Started And Keep Going

Thinking about writing a book while you’re on lockdown? It should be easy. You’ve got the time, after all. Unfortunately, when you sit down to write, your mind goes blank. After ten or 20 minutes of staring at the computer screen and hating yourself, you get up and turn on the TV. In an online … Read more