Category: Writing Life

setting realistic writing goals

One of the most difficult parts of establishing your writing routine is setting realistic writing goals and making measurable progress every day (or week, if you don’t write every day). Just because you’re sitting down in front of your computer does…

The Power of Writing 15 Minutes a Day

Tomorrow is the first day of October, the beginning of the hectic Oh-my-god-NaNoWriMo-is-only-31-days-away-better-start-planning!” season. Now, you know I’m all about NaNoWriMo and the frantic push to write 50,000 words in 30 days. But before we start with this year’s NaNoWriMo prep…

The 4 Best Writing Podcasts

Hi, everyone! Yesterday, Freakonomics Radio released a podcast entitled How to Create Suspense, which included an interview with bestselling author Harlan Coban. The podcast focused on what suspense is, and how to use it to greatest effect. While Freakonomics Radio…

5 Easy Ways To Beat Writer’s Block

Hi everyone! April Camp NaNoWriMo is 1/3 over, which (hopefully!) means that you’re about 1/3 of the way through your project. Structurally speaking, 1/3 of the way in is where the ‘beginning’ (first act) of your story ends, and the…