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How To Get Back Into Writing (Once You’ve Lost Your Groove)

How To Get Back Into Writing (Once You've Lost Your Groove)

I’m not sure how it happened. I was working away on the first draft of my latest novel…until I wasn’t.

I had to fight and claw my way to get my writer’s groover back.

Let me save you the time and trouble.

No time to Write? Here’s a 3-Step Solution.

No time to Write. Here's a Solution

Real life often gives us no time to write.

In an ideal world, we’d all have that perfect writer’s schedule. We’d rise early and toss out five-thousand words before breakfast. We’d lead off lunch with a few hundred more, and after the kids were in bed, conclude the day with another thousand just because.

My life certainly looks nothing like that. Does yours? From personal experience, I’m here to tell you how to write when you have no time.

I.E. vs. E.G.: How to Keep Them Straight

I.E. vs. E.G

We all have our pet peeves when it comes to writing. Maybe you hate the Oxford comma. Maybe you loathe the misuse of the ellipsis. As an editor, I’m supposed to have a lot of writing pet peeves, but one of my biggest is the interchanging of e.g. and i.e. I’m here to tell you once and for all that the two are not the same.

10 Tips to Get Things Done (for Writers)

10 Tips to Get Things Done (for Writers)

As you may know, I spend my days as a lawyer.

Despite all the articles about how going to law school is waste of time and money; I personally don’t think it was a complete waste.

For one thing, it taught me how to get things done.

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.

4 Surefire Ways to Bore Your Readers to Death

4 Surefire Ways to Bore Your Readers to Death

Right now, I’m at the point where I’ve just finished writing a long piece of work. I hope it’s good. There’s just one thing about it that’s keeping me up at night, though.

I’m afraid my writing is boring.

The Proofreading Technique That Will Change Your Life

The Proofreading Technique That Will Change Your Life

You’ve heard over and over again that the most important thing to do as a writer is to write. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do want to. When you don’t know what to write, write anything.

But there are two sides to the writing coin. There is writing, and there is editing. In this post, I’m going to share a proofreading technique I learned recently that is changing my writing life.

How to Use the Rule of Three in Children’s Books

Interesting things come in threes. There are three little pigs, not four. Three kittens lost their mittens, Goldilocks and the three bears, three musketeers. You might even say “three is a magic number.”

If you’re a writer, especially a children’s book author, you should be using the rule of three in your writing. In this post, we’ll talk about how.

5 Novel Writing Tips from a First-Time Plotter

5 Novel Writing Tips from a First-Time Plotter

They say there’s two types of novel writers: pansters and plotters.

Pansters catch the spark of an idea and just get down to the writing. Plotters, on the other hand, create an outline of the novel before stringing sentences together.

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.