Become Productive: Use Ray Bradbury’s Writing Advice (It Works)

Struggling with your writing? What if you could become productive, quite painlessly, and enjoy the process? You can; just relax. Does that sound too simple? In a way, it is. Although I love productivity tips and apps, over the years I’ve come to understand that I much prefer thinking about productivity to getting on with it. Creativity isn’t complicated. Mostly … Read more

Writing Tips: 5 Savvy, Inspiring Ways To Solve Creative Challenges

Here’s the biggest challenge with writing tips: you tend to forget them when you need them most. A few days ago, I caught myself whining to a friend about a lack of inspiration for a current project; I wasn’t sure I’d make the deadline. “You’re overthinking,” my friend suggested. “You’ve got dozens of writing tips for getting inspired and writing … Read more

Writing Fiction: Grow Your Characters (And Sell More Books)

If you’re writing fiction, you need to observe everything. Not only with your eyes, but with all your senses. Start training yourself to pay attention: use your journal, and write down what you see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Here’s why: the power of your fiction is in the details. When you use detail, via a viewpoint character, readers will … Read more