Writing A Novel: Get Unstuck And Save Your Novel (Or Not)

You’re writing a novel. Everything’s fine. It’s going well. Then suddenly you realize it’s three days since you worked on the novel; you’ve been busy. After telling yourself that you’ll work on it after the kids are in bed, you stream a movie instead. Another few days pass. Then a week… And you’re still not writing your novel. You’re stuck. … Read more

Offering Book Ghostwriting Services: 5 Tips To Get Started

Interested in offering book ghostwriting services? If you love to write and think you’d enjoy writing books for others, you may have a career as a book ghostwriter ahead of you. In this article, we’ll look at ghostwriting nonfiction books, like biographies, memoirs, and other nonfiction. In some ways, ghostwriting a nonfiction book is more challenging than fiction, because you’ll … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Show Up And Keep Showing Up

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Show Up And Keep Showing Up

I love this writing tip, “80 percent of success is showing up.” There’s some controversy about this quote: who said it first, and which variant was used first, whether it was said about “life”, or about “success.”’ Whatever—it’s a brilliant writing tip. A fundament writing tip: show up The quote’s often attributed to Woody Allen, who reports he did say, … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Just Write

Ready for a new writing week? Let’s start with a writing tip. This quote from bestselling author Louis L’Amour is one of my favorites: “If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before … Read more