Are ideas finite? What do writers do when they run out? If you're stuck, these tips can help.
Some writers become paralyzed by the blank page. They have a plot and subplot, characters’ voices, and amazing new worlds swirling in their heads. But when putting pencil to paper (or fingers to keyboard), fear takes over and shuts them down. It's time to stop letting fear win.
We’re the subject of our own lives. Instead of just getting by day to day, journaling allows us to explore our experiences and ourselves. Writing about what we know gives us the opportunity to grow as a person and as a writer.
Writing is both hard and easy. It requires on-going training of the mind, so it gets easier every single time. Discover how to find the state of flow and stay there for as long as possible.
Nothing can be more intimidating to a writer than the blank page. In this article, we examine how to love writing, even when it feels impossible.
“The Coop” is more than just a Medium publication — it’s a community. And it’s growing. The motto of The Writing Cooperative is, “Helping each other write better”. This phrase ultimately guides all that we do.
What's holding you back from achieving the writing career of your dreams? It just may be yourself.
Have you tried out our Google Docs add-in yet? We've put together a step-by-step guide to help get you started as soon as possible. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Comfort zones are cozy, but they hardly ever lead to success or self-improvement. This is particularly true with creative jobs such as writing. Getting out of your comfort zone increases your chances of achieving positive results. The experience of altering your habitual pace of life multiplies points of view in your writing and brings novel ideas, forms and styles. Stuck with a lack of fresh approaches? Become that risk-taker! Bring new blood into your art! Break your routine with the following steps on the way to the perfect text.
Writing isn't magic. There's no fairy godmother called "Muse" who comes to you and waves her magic pen to fill your head with ideas and words. It's hard work, and you must sit in front of the computer or grab pen and paper and get your work done.