Fiction Exercises: When You’re Not In The Mood To Write

Not in the mood to write? Clearing your mind can be a challenge. Fiction exercises help to get you into the mood and trigger your imagination. Fiction exercises prime the pump: kickstart your imagination Experiment with these fiction exercises from Commercial Fiction Secrets: Plot Your Novel In 60 Minutes Or Less. They’ll help you to get into the mood to … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Reasons To Write In Scenes

A reader asked why I focus on scenes when writing fiction. It’s a good question, because there are many reasons. “Because I’m lazy,” I said. Although I meant it as a joke, it’s nevertheless true. Life’s too short to bend your brain writing a lot of material you’ll toss away in revision. When you focus on scenes, you leave out … Read more

Begin A Freelancing Career: Get Paid To Write Today

Recently I’ve received lots of questions from freelance beginners; they want to get paid to write, but how do you get started? You have a couple of options: Write something like a book or an online course and sell your creation; or Offer your writing services—that is, sell your writing skills. Want to get paid to write? Sell your skills … Read more

New Writer: 3 Ways To Get Inspired And Write

Are you a new writer? You may be wondering whether a writing career is for you, because you can’t get started. Although you have ideas which seem brilliant, when you sit at your computer nothing happens. Start by building a writing habit. New writer? Build a writing habit You need a routine. When you have a routine, writing fits into … Read more