Delegate to Improve Your Writing — Quick Writing Tip

Delegate to Improve Your Writing — Quick Writing Tip

One of the most important things any of us can do to become more productive is to simply cut out activities that don’t bring any return on our time investment. That's why there is an emphasis on "Stop Doing" lists around the new year, and writers would do well to jump...

Prioritize Your Writing EVERY DAY– Quick Writing Tip

Prioritize Your Writing EVERY DAY– Quick Writing Tip

What are your writing priorities for tomorrow? That is, when you’ve finished at your day job or cleared away your chores or settled in for some late-night creating, what will you be working on? (And if you don’t already have your writing blocks scheduled, you better...

Daily Writing Prompt #15

Daily Writing Prompt #15

One day, your brother, sister-and-law, and niece visit your home. Your niece coaxes you into a "tea party" with her and her imaginary friend, Tina. An hour after they leave, your doorbell rings, and a young woman—not your niece—on your stoop thanks you for the tea...

Exploit Peak Writing Times — Quick Writing Tip

Exploit Peak Writing Times — Quick Writing Tip

Sometimes you don’t have much choice about when you can write. If you work two jobs and are a single parent and have to schlep three kids around to after-school events every night, you’re going to squeeze in your snippets of prose wherever you can. If that means...

Daily Writing Prompt #14

Daily Writing Prompt #14

You arrive at work one morning to find a deck of playing cards sitting on your desk. You don't think much about it until lunch when you thumb through the cards to find that one in the middle of the deck has a photo on the front. It...