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Keep your writing app open

There are many techniques and methodologies and goodness knows what else that claim to help you with your productivity. For writers, there is often a battle to get started, but the keeping going, that’s also tough, what with all those pesky distractions. This year, I’m trying a new

What to do with your unfinished manuscript in 2013

It’s a new year and everyone is making resolutions and predictions. When it comes to writing, there are three main options, especially if you’re halfway through a major project and wondering what will happen to it in the coming months. Here are those options as I

Quality over quantity when it comes to practising your writing

This episode came about after reading a nice article by the designer, Frank Chimero, where he talks about the need to write regularly as part of a practice routine. I agree mostly, but I also think that quality is more important than quantity. For me, it’s about the

6 things you can stick in your ears to improve your writing

There are many things us writers can do to tinker with our writing environment. We can write at a different time of day or we can use a different piece of writing software. The options are endless. But I like to stick things my ears. And I’ll tell

Open your writing mind with the morning papers

Guest post by Helia Phoenix Earlier this year, I started reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. The strapline for the book is “a course in discovering and recovering your creative self”, and it’s one of the best creative guides I’ve ever

How to speed up your writing with AutoCorrect

The act of writing, as in the physical process of getting your work on to the screen, can be a tiresome business at times. Thankfully, there are plenty of really rather helpful writing software packages available to help you make things as painless as possible. These tailored writing programmes are

Time management and prioritising your priorities

Prioritise your priorities. Not my words, but the words of Rachelle Gardner over at her blog about her life as a literary agent. But they could be my words, because that’s pretty much what I do when it comes to my writing. As you may already know, I&