Being an author is a lot of work, and it is important to celebrate the successes in your writing journey to encourage yourself to keep going, to feel accomplishment, to increase motivation, and to give yourself a break from all that work.
Using strong verbs can help you fulfill that adage of “show, don’t tell.” Here are several ways you can switch out weak verbs for strong verbs.
Looking for that perfect, punchy adjective? Here is a list of our favorite strong adjectives.
Cutting out tautology will make your writing more concise and professional, so watch out for these common tautology phrases while self-editing your writing.
You can make your story more interesting by cutting out the fluff, so here are 7 ways you can tighten your writing.
What qualities make a successful author?
You may have heard of visualization and how it can help athletes reach goals and perform better, but did you know that visualization can help you write better too?
When you need a break from writing, here are some great activities to help you unwind.
Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT) can help authors with plotting, inventing stuff, restructuring a story, coming up with twists, solving continuity problems, overcoming some kinds of writer’s block, and more. Read on to find out how.
You may or may not be familiar with the terms “prescriptivism” and “descriptivism.” How do they apply to writing books?
Studies show that writing, particularly expressive writing, can improve your health. Here are 10 ways writing will improve your health.
Becoming healthier will make you mentally healthier, which in turn will make you a better writer. Here are three ways you can be healthier.
When you experience setbacks, staying positive can help you get back to work and keep you healthy. Read on for tips on staying positive.
Being an author can feel isolating. Here are 8 ways you can connect with other authors.
To create a believable and relatable character in your books, that character must experience failure.
Need to keep your kids entertained so you can get some writing done? Check out these activity ideas for kids!
As an author, you likely work from home, and having children home at the same time can make getting any writing done a challenge. Here are 6 tips for being productive with children at home.
Naming your characters can be a lot of work when you do it well. Here are some character naming pitfalls to watch out for.
As an author, you probably spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word. Here are 11 useful Microsoft Word shortcuts that will make your writing life just a little bit easier!