Keep your writing app open
There are many techniques and methodologies and goodness knows what else that claim to help you with your productivity [https://www.iainbroome.com/blog/10-turn-offs-for-restless-writers-and-pen-shy-procrastinators] . For writers, there is often a battle to get started, but the keeping going, that’s also tough [https://www.iainbroome.com/blog/commitment], what
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 see them.
Quality over quantity when it comes to practising your writing
This episode came about after reading a nice article by the designer, Frank Chimero [http://blog.frankchimero.com/post/1308140003/im-a-graphic-designer-but-i-feel-that-im-not-a-great] , 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.
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 you
Open your writing mind with the morning papers
Guest post by Helia Phoenix [http://phoenixlily.tumblr.com] Earlier this year, I started reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Artists-Way-Discovering-Recovering-Creative/dp/0330343580] . The strapline for the book is “a course in discovering and recovering your creative self”, and it’s one of
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 [https://www.iainbroome.com/blog/5-fantastic-computer-programs-for-writers] available to help you make things as painless as
Time management and prioritising your priorities
Prioritise your priorities. Not my words, but the words of Rachelle Gardner [http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2009/06/time-management.html] 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