Develop your snack writing habit.
Over the last few weeks I've been writing the first draft of a book about writing a book about your business. As I was preparing to print the first draft so I could start revisions, it struck me that reading this excerpt sooner rather than later could save some of you from a future headache.… Continue reading Keep Your Work Safe
As writers, we can often feel like heads on sticks. Our focus is on the mental world, where the cognitive tussles of structure, logic, and creativity take priority, and the body is easily forgotten. Yet as writing is such a desk-based, sedentary pursuit, it’s vital that to stay healthy we become more embodied in our writing practice. But how to do this, when it seems that the very conditions of our occupation limit our opportunities for physical movement?
In my previous post, I discussed how to craft a thesis statement. If you have yours to hand, get it out—you’ll need it for your outline. If you haven’t written one yet, reread the previous post and write one. Once you have a thesis, you’re ready to outline. Before I continue, I should confess that… Continue reading How to Quickly and Easily Outline Your Writing
I’ll begin by stating the obvious; whether you’re writing a blog post, an article, or a book, you need to have a point. Now, you need to state that point in a single sentence.
This post explains how brainstorming gets your creative juices flowing and gives you four methods of brainstorming to try for yourself.
All writers fear the blank page sometimes. Freewriting helps you fill that page quickly and easily. Once you have words on the page, you can start shaping them into the final product.
Whether you’ve ever written a book or not, on some level you know you should write (another) one. Books allow you to be more expansive than other information products and will therefore foster a deeper connection with your reader than you can achieve elsewhere. Below, I list 5 reasons you need to write a book;… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need to Write a Book
When you sit down to write a book, whether it's your first or your 20th, you're likely to wonder whether you can do it. If this is a fleeting thought that you dismiss and get on with writing, it's not a problem. However, it becomes full-blown impostor syndrome, if you let that moment of doubt… Continue reading Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Some writers fear staring at a blank page for hours (or days) on end. This fear is most often rooted in impostor syndrome and/or perfectionism (I'll address both of these in their own posts soon), but it's easier to overcome than you might think. If you've decided to write a book, you have some ideas.… Continue reading Never Fear the Blank Page – Start Your Book Now