Writing Career: Do More With Journaling

Want to improve your writing career? The best tip I can give you is: keep a journal. What you write in your journal is up to you. (Scroll down to read about the various kinds of journals.) When I chat about journals with my writing students, many can’t see the point. If they’re novelists, they want to get on with … Read more

Your Writer’s Website: 2 Tips To Achieve Your Goals

Do you have a writer’s website? Although many writers believe they don’t need a website—they’ve got a Facebook page, or they post on LinkedIn—relying on these networks can be a sad mistake. All these years later, I’m still annoyed about Posterous. If you’re wondering what Posterous might be: it was my salutary lesson in building on sand. Your writer’s website: … Read more

Business Blog: Do You Need A Personal Blog Too?

Last week, a blogger asked: should you develop your personal blog as well as your business blog? He enjoys blogging about his hobby on his personal blog. Basically, this is the old question: one blog or many? When you have more than one blog, maintaining them takes energy and commitment. Several of my writing students worry about this. Initially, you’re … Read more