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Five Ways To Be a More Productive Writer

Many of us are striving to be as productive as we can possibly be, but it’s not easy. As a freelance writer who also writes ebooks, and runs a couple …

My First Three Months On Medium Earned $2,600+

A little celebration is in order.When I hopped on Medium at the end of April, it was with the intention to make up for lost income. I’ve written …

Writing

How Writing Daily Can Help you Free your Mind, Gain Clarity, and Boost Your Confidence

5 Tried and True Tips to Help you Write Daily and Reap its Benefits<p>I never thought I’d write on a regular basis, let alone make money from it. To be …

Writing

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Money

Why I Write my Books in Scrivener - CookieBreak

Scrivener is one of the best things I’ve done for myself in 2016. If you were already following me earlier this year, when I was knee-deep in the …

3 Amazon Secrets Every Author Needs to Know

<b>Rob Eagar offers up three essential Amazon secrets and hacks for authors, including how to change the marketing text for your book, getting email</b> …

Career Opportunities

RMP offers the opportunity to shape the future of television broadcast. We hire only the most talented and driven.<p>For Freelancers: Ross Mobile is …

Can You Make Real Money On Medium?

It’s hard work--but definitely possible.Last month I wrote about how my payment from Medium in June was $749.17, but the bulk of those earnings were …

36 Tips for Writing Just About Anything

Basic tips for writing just about anything.There’s a lot more to writing than typing words.Writing well takes years of study, practice, and …

FREE Online Writing Class for Adults

"Unleash the Writer Within" is designed to help adult writers at various levels, from beginning to advanced. We put writing and generating new …

Five Books About Magical Apocalypses

The end of the world. It’s an inescapable thought for many of us, myself included. What would it be like, our countries, our cities, our lives wiped …

Rid Yourself of Money Issues: How To Earn A Side Income If You Enjoy Writing

It’s hard to live these days even if you have a full-time job. Do you have much money left over once your bills are paid? If not, you won’t be able …

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

11 Creepy Lines From Horror Books That Are Honestly Terrifying

It has happened to us all at least once. You decide to read a few pages before going to sleep. What could be better than winding down with a good …

Visualising POV with Scrivener and Numbers

I show you how to visualise POV frequency in your novel using Scrivener and a basic spreadsheet.<p>Spreadsheets and the writer's toolkit<p>Spreadsheets are …

This century-old Japanese budgeting system can help you save a ton of money — and it's refreshingly simple

• <b>A budget can help you manage your finances and increase your savings. But it's not always easy to maintain.</b>• <b><br>"Kakeibo: The Japanese Art of Saving</b> …

Budgeting

A 4-minute Tabata workout to ban bloat and boost your metabolism

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

Michelle Winters: Cubicle worker by day, Giller-nominated novelist by night

Until recently, Michelle Winters always wrote in secret.<p>She scribbled away in her apartment on weekends and after she finished her 9-to-5 shift as a …

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel

[Call for Entries: The Short Short Story Competition]<b>It’s officially the middle of NaNoWriMo, which means that if you’re on pace, you’re in the</b> …

Writing

We Want You to Write a Book

Writing a book is challenging—some might even say terrifying. But it’s also wonderful, exciting, and gut-wrenchingly satisfying. Like the work we do …

Writing descriptive sentences: 6 simple rules

Great descriptive writing brings story scenes to life. We see the flickering candlelit banquet halls or chaotic battlefields great descriptions …

Creative Writing

Artemis, by Martian author Andy Weir, is a paint-by-numbers heist with A+ engineering nerdery

<i>Artemis</i>, the latest from <i>The M</i><i>artian</i> author Andy Weir, is an aggressively <i>fine</i> book. It’s a perfectly competent paint-by-numbers heist caper with a perfectly likable heroine and a perfectly readable, breezy voice, all adding up to a perfectly <i>fine</i> reading experience. Two days after I read it, I …

Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by sumptuous descriptions and erudite references, suspenseful twists and jolting turns, as well as characters so fully fleshed out that you mourn their absence long …

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion Times

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion TimesLooking for inspiration? Don’t go with any of thesePhoto by Paul SablemanA s a literary agent, I …

Writing

The 7 Secrets of Writing From the Best Writers in the World

Despite what certain companies might want you to believe, writing well, by hand, is one of the keys to a satisfying life and a healthy mind. Writing …

Creative Writing

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

Books

Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Plot Backward

So you’re doing prep work, breaking the story. Problem is, the story is breaking YOU! The plot is a mess, you can’t figure it out, bits and pieces …

Screenwriting

10 terrifying horror books you've never read

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed stories that frighten me. As a child, on rainy early autumn afternoons in our crumbling Victorian farmhouse …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year.<p>In his …

Creative Writing

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book

My first four books were so bad, so arrogant, PUKE!And then I wrote and published 18 books. The first six were bad. Maybe more. Maybe first …

Writing