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No More Excuses: Jane Austen's Writing Table

<b>What are you waiting for?</b><p>That might sound like a rhetorical question, but it is not.<p>What are you really waiting for before you get serious about your …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Anthony Trollope’s Witty and Wise Advice on How to Be a Successful Writer

<i>“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time,”</i> I paraphrased Debbie Millman in the last of my seven life-learnings from seven years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. While the notion of “grit” as the greatest predictor of success may be a product of modern psychology, the ethos behind it is something creative …

Writers: Don't rush your submission. Make sure your writing is polished BEFORE you send it out. - Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers Artists - via @inkyelbows

One mistaken assumption that I've noticed some newbie writers making: Sending out their writing too soon, assuming that the editor who buys their …

Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging & Marketing for Writers

Deciding which social media network will best help you reach your demographic can feel like walking into a cupcake bakery and trying to decide which …

Pioneering Psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner on How Creativity Works

Literature is the original internet — an endless rabbit hole of discoveries, with each citation, footnote, and allusion essentially a “hyperlink” to another text, another idea. I was recently reminded of this by a passing mention in Ronald Kellogg’s 1994 book on the psychology of writing, which led …

Story Structure: The Inciting Event

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>The inciting event is probably one of the easier things to write (because it's usually a lot of fun), and also one of …

On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists

Our guest today is Warren Adler, best known for <i>The War of the Roses</i>, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden …

A writer's routine: How to get into a creative headspace

Writing has stages: a first draft is dream-like, immersive, while subsequent drafts are part cerebral/part immersive and often involve gnashing …

15 Delightfully Inspirational Quotes from Great Writers

Any writer knows that unsolicited advice about their work is easy to come by, but finding inspiration on those days when the words just won’t come is …

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