Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

write every day

It’s possibly the oldest piece of writerly advice: write every day. If you want to be a great writer, you need to write every day, right? Just like if you want to be good at anything, you need to do it every day. Except for when you don’t. Let’s explore the positives and negatives of … Continue reading Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

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5 Ways Blogging Can Make Your Writing Dreams Come True

Some writers think blogging is nothing but a big ass waste of time. It’s not too hard to understand why. With millions of blogs and thousands more popping up every minute, it’s pretty difficult to get any real readership. Why spend time writing posts that no one is going to read? You could be using … Continue reading 5 Ways Blogging Can Make Your Writing Dreams Come True

Know Why You’re Submitting Your Writing

While some writers choose to hoard the majority of their work, most prefer to seek publication. I certainly fall into the latter category. As a short story writer, I have written approximately 500 "completed" stories in the past ten years. About half of these stories have been published. About one-fourth have been moved into a … Continue reading Know Why You’re Submitting Your Writing

2014 Goals

I've never made a big point of establishing goals for the coming year. Last year I decided I would complete Write 1, Sub 1 (write at least one story and submit at least one story each week for the whole year). I successfully made it about halfway through the year, but then I fell behind … Continue reading 2014 Goals