Develop These Essential Habits And Become A Better Writer

We’ve all read countless articles online telling us we need to develop habit XYZ in order to be a more productive writer. The problem with these articles is they all say the same thing and it all boils down to common sense. The people who write these articles are simply recycling content. Don’t get me wrong; the advice is good advice, usually, but a different person rewriting it every week is annoying.

With that in mind, I looked back over few weeks and tried to pick out habits I have that work for me. I don’t know if my habits will work for you. I’m going to share them anyway. These habits will help you become a better writer. Read more ›

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Novel Writing: Word Count Matters Not Chapter Count

Word count is a tricky thing when writing a novel. Most publishers have rules that govern word count. Always check with the publisher you plan to pitch your novel to or at least check their website for guides or notes on word count. Make sure your word count fits with the genre you are writing for instead of just hoping you’ll get lucky. When in doubt, see above, do your homework and ask questions or check websites. Read more ›

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Writing Prompt #2

writing prompts from John McDuffie

This month’s writing prompt should appeal to fantasy writers more than anyone. It is a screen capture from Lord of the Rings online. Gaming, especially MMO and RPG centered games, are one of my distractions. Every writer has distractions that get in the way of writing and gaming is one of mine. I tend to unplug my router during scheduled writing time to avoid temptation from games, facebook, twitter and the like. If you are writing fiction, unplugging your router is not a big deal, but writing non-fiction might be easier with the internet- for research- not gaming. Read more ›

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Get Paid For Guest Blog Posts

Getting paid to guest post is a dream for many bloggers, but it doesn’t have to be. You can get paid to guest post provided you can write and do your research. Start by learning “Rules Every Guest Blogger Should Follow.” Then read on to find blogs or lists of blogs that will pay you to guest post.

Note: I am compiling a list of paid blogging opportunities with lots of variety. My plan is to provide guest blogging income opportunities for writers from many niches. This is an informal preview of a handful of paid blogging opportunities that are going in the list. Read more ›

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