Why You Can’t Finish Writing Your Book

Why You Can't Finish Writing Your Book

In a poll we conducted, seventy-two percent of people told us they struggle finishing the writing projects projects they start.

Why is it so hard to finish writing a book? And how can you be among the few who actually do finish?

3 Ways to NOT Fail at NaNoWriMo

3 Ways to NOT Fail at NaNoWriMo

It’s almost time for that annual, month-long festival for writers, NaNoWriMo. Are you going to subject yourself to the excitement and stress of writing a book at least 50,000 words long in a single month?

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year, you may feel a bit nervous about whether you’re going to be able to finish. Honestly, you should be nervous.

Here’s the truth: almost ninety percent of people who start NaNoWriMo don’t finish.

How do you make sure that you don’t fail?

Point of View in Writing

Point of View in Writing

As an editor, point of view problems are among the top mistakes I see inexperienced writers make, and they instantly erode credibility and reader trust.

However, point of view is simple to master if you use common sense.

This post will define point of view, go over each of the major POVs, explain a few of the POV rules, and then point out the major pitfalls writers make when dealing with that point of view.

5 Hacks to Create a Good Writing Habit

5 Hacks to Create a Good Writing Habit

One would-be writer asked me recently, “How do you stick with your writing plans for more than a week?” It’s a great question, and one that I asked myself for about a decade as I slowly made my way from wannabe writer to full-time writer.

How do you write consistently? Even when you’re busy? Even when you lose your motivation to write?

This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

I’m often asked,”How did you become a writer? Did you always dream about being a writer as a kid? How did you actually make it happen?”

If you’ve ever wanted to become a writer, today I want to share my personal experience of becoming a writer. I especially want to explore the writing habits I had to develop to become a professional writer. The most important habit required of a writer might surprise you.

Word Count: How Many Words In a Novel?


If you want to get published, you need to be aware that major New York publishers are looking for a specific word count, depending on your genre.

How many words are in a novel? Or at least one in which publishers might be interested? In this post, we’re going to explain word count and how it affects your chances of publishing success.

How To Become a Better Writer Faster

How To Become a Better Writer Faster

A high school pottery teacher split his class in half. To one half he told them they only had to produce one perfect pot by the end of the semester and they would get an A. He turned to the other class. They had to produced fifty pounds of pots by the end of the semester. It didn’t matter whether the pots they made were good or not. They had to be pots and there had to be fifty pounds of them.

By the end of the year, who do you think produced the best pot?

It’s really a question of what makes better work, quality or quantity?

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

100 Top Writing Practice Lessons and Exercises

Want to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing assignments, or maybe you’d like to start a popular blog.

If you want to write better, you need practice. But what does a writing practice actually look like? In this post, I’m going to give you everything you need to kick off your writing practice and become a better writer faster.

How To Win a Writing Contest

How to Win a Writing Contest

Why do people enter writing contests? Some enter to get practice submitting. Others enter to motivate themselves to finish their stories.

But there’s one thing nearly everyone who enters a writing contest wants…

To win.

Announcing a New Writing Contest (Over $400 in Prizes)

The Write Practice Writing Contest

Today, we’re officially opening the The Write Practice Writing Contest, our first official writing contest in over two years.

But just in case you think you know what a writing contest involves, let me tell you that this is not your average writing contest.