Procrastination Why you can’t get started and what you can do about it.

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How to Write Faster

Regardless of what kind of writing you do, says a study from the National Writing Project of Louisiana, three key components seemed to...

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The Procrastinator’s Creed

Somebody wrote this, somewhere. But as far as I can tell, he or she never got around to signing it. So how about we just run the following...

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The Two Best Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Seriously, I don't much believe in writer's block. Oh, there have been times I don't know what to write. And even times I've felt a little...

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Make the Most of It, Starting Now…

Sometimes, it's all too easy for your best intentions to... er... fall flat on their face. I'm sure you know what I mean, especially this...

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Finding the Elephant…

What's it mean to be "creative?" Says the great John Cleese, that's an almost impossible question to answer. Easier is to ask yourself,...

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Seven Toxic Habits That Could Wreck Your Writing Career

"It is a great thing," said Cicero, "to know our vices." With that in mind, let's dig in and take a look at some positively poison habits...

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The Single Secret to Success?

My old friend Michael Masterson ran a fascinating piece of info, which he had picked up from a book by writer Tom Bay, about Harvard...

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How Other Writers Get “In the Mood”

What's the parallel between writers? No matter how different their writing routines, each of these writers -- and thousands of others who...

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Gene Schwartz’s 33-minute Secret

Get a kitchen timer and put it on your desk. Set it for 33 minutes. Now start writing. Write anything.  Just fill the page. If you...

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10 “Speed-Copy” Secrets

The better you get at writing good copy, the more clients will want access to your time. In the beginning, you'll want to give it to them....

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