Everyone talks about the Muse, but how do you make sure it shows up when you need to write? Good habits can eliminate writer's block and put you on a productive path. Here's how you do it.
We have collected ten of the best websites for writing productivity, plotting, and more. Find your next favorite writing resource here.
Inspiration is everywhere – if you can capture it. Carrying a notebook can be a powerful way to keep inspiration handy. Here's why.
You can't knock out your novel in one pass. If you want to get things done, you have to narrow your focus. Here's how to take it one step at a time.
Can creativity be as simple as picking up a pen? Absolutely. The act of freewriting unlocks superpowers that you didn't know you had. Here's how.
You don't always choose the right writing genre the first time. That's okay! In this article, we'll explain how to tell if you're in the wrong genre, and what to do about it.
Create attainable, sustainable writing goals and plan for recovery when you can't hit the target.
How can you come up with new blog ideas anytime? Follow these 7 simple steps, and new blog ideas will never be out of reach.
There are a lot of great truths about writing you can find online – but here's the tough love you need from writers that have "made it".
In this interview, Intuitive Writing Coach Lauren Sapala shares her tips for allowing your story to flow and bringing back the joy in writing.
It's so easy to fall into the trap of being an unproductive writer. Why is that? What drives the writer to such a unique struggle? Take a deep dive into the sources of writer procrastination and how you can overcome it.
There’s a veritable ocean of writing books, articles, podcasts, and courses out there, yet too often that flood of insight and opinion only leaves you paralyzed in analysis when you should be sitting down to write your story. The problem is that every writer is different, and what lights a spark in one writer only serves to cloud the thoughts of another. So finding the best writing advice starts with asking yourself the question, “what is it I most need to hear?"
The blank page is the nemesis of every writer. How do you keep up your productivity and not let the blank page "win"? By writing ugly.
Use ProWritingAid's Word Explorer to look at any word 14 different ways. Yes, it's true. Here's the list of ways you can check out any given word: - Dictionary - Reverse Dictionary (this shows you words with your given word in their definition) - Thesaurus - Lists (lists of dated terms, ironic terms, often used terms) - Alliteration (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs with the same letter or sound at the beginning or adjacent to your given word) - Clichés (to help you avoid them) - Spelling (good to know if you write frequently in American, British, and Australian English) - Rhymes - Pronunciation - Collocations (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs that come before or after your given word) - Common Phrases (2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-word phrases using your given word) - Commonly Possessed By (words that can own your given word) - Anagrams (in case you need help) - Examples (From books and quotes using your given word)
If you want to set yourself up for writing success—which in this context means more polished pieces and fewer fragments—make time to latch onto an idea and write the heck out of it NOW.