Browse the Draft Mode newsletter archive to find exciting tips, tools and links for writers galore.
Read terrible books
Home desk setups, George Saunders on social media, beating creative blocks, and the power of simple writing.
Comments are on
Audio-editing and transcription software, how to submit to literary agents, editing your novel, and subscription marketing for authors.
Say hello to Draft Mode Bookmarks
350+ ace writing resources, creative writing workshops, fast writing, make your own blackout poetry, and another book tracker.
How a classic song was made, life-changing books, track your reading, how to write immersive settings and scene building.
The future is here
How to write a short film, deciding what to write, writing with an AI helper, changing the publishing industry.
An apt metaphor
Cultivating endurance, learning to write, prep for a writing escape, making zines, plus 18 books on writing.
Curse my attention span
Break from distractions, scenes not chapters, a character cheat sheet, digital resets and a writing glossary.
Make more, care less
Note-taking and research tool, how auctions work, writing a hook for your novel, how to think about endings.
Run and weep
Track your time, stories as systems, writing around a full-time job, book sales funnels and the art of the novella.
Gut feeling, maybe
A new outlining tool, authors on Instagram, joint writing sprints, editing advice, and a list of writing competitions.