Best Writing App For Books: Ulysses, Scrivener, Or…?

A writer asked: “what’s your favorite writing app for books?” I had to think about it. Once, the answer was simple: Scrivener. Today, not so much, because I write in Markdown. For me, writing in Markdown means: It’s easier to meet deadlines. There’s less inclination towards procrastination—I can write on any device, in any app I choose. Enhanced creativity. Primarily … 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

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