Mind Maps For Creatives: Overcome Challenges And Find Solutions

Are you using mind maps? They’re powerful tools you can use in many ways to overcome obstacles, find solutions, and get motivated. They help writers and other creatives to become more creative and productive. When I mentor writers and authors, they’ve opted for mentoring because they’re frustrated. When you’re battling in the trenches of your writing career, it’s hard to … Read more

More Fiction Exercises To Try If You’re Not In The Mood To Write

Inspiration and motivation are short-lived. Fiction exercises help when you’re unmotivated, or think everything you’ve written is pure junk. Perhaps you’ve developed a resistance to writing: you may be avoiding a scene you know will be emotionally challenging; or you’re doubting your plot. Try the two exercises below, but consider creating your own exercises too—create your own collection. Fiction exercises: … Read more

Get Paid To Write: “What’s It Worth?” Charge According To Value

You want to get paid to write. However, it’s a challenge. On the outsourcing sites, other writers undercut you. Although you spend the day tapping your fingers to the bone, you make little money. There’s a solution. Get paid to write: the solution There will always be people who want to pay peanuts for writing services—and writers who will accept … Read more

Writing Fiction: Start (And Finish) Your Next Novel The Easy Way

You may love writing fiction, but chances are that you have challenges. Perhaps you begin many more novels and stories than you finish. It’s a common challenge—your hard drives may be packed with unfinished fiction. Although that’s fine—you can begin stories just for fun—it’s unwise to make it a habit. Recently a frustrated writing student who’s starting her self-publishing career … Read more