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Browse the (formerly Unslush) Draft Mode newsletter archive to find exciting tips, tools and links for writers galore.

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Your second brain

Growing your newsletter, places to self-publish, organising a writing retreat and a writing tool that connects your thoughts.

Your second brain
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Not with a fanfare

What literary agents do, a reading tracker, writing 1000 words an hour, plus some wise words from Nick Cave.

Not with a fanfare
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Working at midnight

Mindmapping software, writers and procrastination, keeping your day job, and building an audience around... you.

Working at midnight
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Ideas come from action

Plus an ace writing tool, how authors promote their novels, working in public, and how to design an ebook.

Ideas come from action
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Small, repeated actions

Authors on beaches, types of short story, what authors really earn, and a manifesto for making good stuff.

Small, repeated actions
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You are now in Draft Mode

A new name and home for the newsletter, writing a bestseller, how book deals work and fancy mechanical keyboards.

You are now in Draft Mode
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We're on the move

My last email on Substack, fantasy map generators, a free online writing course and writing tools for on the go.

We're on the move
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Stunning libraries, some author stats and how to get your first 1000 subscribers

Plus how Pomplamoose publish every week, another book planning app and writing torture for Douglas Adams.

Stunning libraries, some author stats and how to get your first 1000 subscribers
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Book planning with Post-it notes

Plus how to get published (again), writing every day (again), and a new app that has some nifty writing features.

Book planning with Post-it notes
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How to make time to write

Plus how famous authors get ideas, writing about real people and a 100-day writing challenge.

How to make time to write