Strategies, tools, tips, and techniques to help you master the art of fiction writing

How to Take a Writing Break without Losing Momentum drafting productivity writer's block

You may be familiar with the advice to "write every day.” You may have even created a writing ritual or routine to help you with that, but are there ever reasons you should take a break from writing? 

Resting can recharge us and refill our creative wells so that we’re more...

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How Do You Fix a Sagging Middle? drafting plotting writer's block

It's always fun to embark on a new writing voyage. Driven by an intriguing premise, compelling characters, or thrilling plot twists in the wings, the beginning of the drafting process is often the most exciting part. However, it’s not uncommon to eventually encounter a dip in momentum,...

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How to Brainstorm the Perfect Novel Idea brainstorming writer's block

What happens when the idea well runs dry? When you open up that shiny new notebook or blank document and all your brain has to offer are cobwebs, dust bunnies, and a giant block of your creativity?

It is absolutely possible to experience writer’s block in the brainstorming phase....

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How to Create a Writing Ritual That Works fast drafting productivity writer's block

If you’re like most writers, you only have a finite amount of time to call your “writing time.” But writers aren’t machines, which means that a two-hour block of time doesn’t instantly translate into two hours of peak productivity. So how do you utilize this limited...

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How Do You Find Inspiration? brainstorming writer's block

Inspiration is not something you either have or you don’t. It’s something you can go out and find for yourself, no matter where you are in your writing journey. One of the greatest myths about writing is that successful authors are brimming over with unique ideas, and when they...

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3 Tips for Fast Drafting a Novel drafting fast drafting writer's block

Learning to fast draft a novel isn’t just about speeding up your writing process, giving yourself deadlines, or whipping out pages in record time. It’s also about teaching yourself how not to be one of those authors who eagerly starts a new and amazing project, then loses steam...

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Dealing with Fear as a Writer drafting writer's block

Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but one companion plagues every author from time to time: Fear. 

Writer’s block, fear of rejection, and imposter syndrome (the fear of being exposed as a fraud) are all examples of fear popping up in a writer's life. If that weren’t enough,...

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