motivation to write


How to Write Better – Make a Heart Map 5

What is a heart map, and how can it help you learn how to write better? Here’s how I mapped my heart and why I use it to make my writing more grabby. Heart maps are often used in poetry because they help writers tap into emotions, memories, and experiences. The more heartfelt and emotional your writing is, the more […]

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How to Make an Editorial Calendar for Writers 3

How about increasing your writing productivity by 150%? Here’s how to make an editorial calendar for writers who want to write but get distracted by other tasks. If your writing is hit-or-miss, read A Writer’s Guide To Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld. You’ll learn how to balance writing with the rest of your […]

Editorial Calendars for Writers

Writing Motivation for Struggling Writers 2

The Parable of the Poor Farmer is the perfect storm of writing motivation for writers who are struggling to write a book, chapter, page, or even a sentence. My tips on how to stay motivated to write are inspired by this parable – and by Natalie Goldberg. The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language is one of Goldberg’s most […]

Struggling Writers motivation

How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Writing 9

One of my readers wants to be a writer; her problem is that she keeps making excuses. She wants to start writing, but can’t motivate herself. Many writers – including me – have found Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages to be the best way to stay focused and disciplined to write — read The Artist’s Way. It’s excellent because it’s both […]

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How to Create the Best Atmosphere for Writing

Do you need to create certain conditions to be a productive, creative writer? It depends. Me, I can only write in complete silence. Or in a coffee shop. I must be like Virginia Woolf that way! “In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.” – Virginia Woolf. As a writer, you may […]

Best Atmosphere for Writing

10 Ways to Increase Your Writing Motivation 19

If you aren’t motivated, you won’t write. These tips for writing more words than you can edit will increase your motivation as a writer, ramp up your productivity, and help you write more, better, longer, happier. If you’re struggling to blog consistently, read Blogging For Writers: How Authors & Writers Build Successful Blogs by Robin Houghton. A blog is one of […]

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