Heart map writing is surprisingly effective — and fun! These five tips for writing with a heart map will kickstart your writing (or help you maintain the momentum you already have going). Here’s how I mapped my heart and why I use it to make my writing more interesting for both me and my readers.
As part of my “how to stop feeling sorry for yourself” series of articles, I realized that failing as a writer was one of my biggest sources of self-pity. And if I feel like a failure as a writer, I suspect there are other writers who feel the same way. Here are a few tips on how to stop feeling […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]