Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

How To Stop Thinking and Start Writing

One of the main ideas discussed in this blog is how to actually sit down and start writing. It seems like every writer I know is better at it than I am. In fact, I sometimes even feel a bit jealous of my writer friends who are actually writing. The good news is: we’re not […]

Procrastinator’s Secret Weapon: A Writer’s Notebook

This is advice from the blog, Daily Writing Tips. The author says about keeping a writer’s notebook: “If you’ve ever had aspirations towards fiction-writing, you’ve doubtlessly heard the advice to keep a notebook on you at all times, to jot down those elusive flashes of brilliance that come at the most inopportune moments. It’s definitely […]

30 Days To A Better Writer

I came across an interesting method of productivity on Copyblogger the other day. Writer Sonia Simone called it “3 Sure-Fire Steps For Beating The Boring Content Blues,” but I’m calling it “30 Days To A Better Writer.” (This is also known as “The Seinfeld method of productivity.“) The entire method involves 3 easy steps: Write […]

How To Avoid Becoming A “One Day” Writer

By Jennifer Blanchard Back when I was preparing for NaNoWriMo, I read “No Plot? No Problem!” by Chris Baty, founder of National Novel Writing Month, and he mentioned something in the book about not being a “one day” writer. And what he said is so profound, I felt the need to share it with you. […]

How To Legally Protect Your Writing (The Cheap Way)

By Jennifer Blanchard Writers everywhere have the same question–how do I protect my work? A lot of times writers worry about someone stealing their work, but don’t have the money to officially copyright it. Good news…according to Brian A. Klems, the Writer’s Digest Newsletter Editor: “Whenever you put something in a tangible format—written on paper, […]

17 Ways to Find 10 Minutes to Write

By Jennifer Blanchard One of the most common excuses many writers give for why they procrastinate is “I don’t have the time to write.” True, people are busier these days then they ever have been before–we’re multi-tasking machines, filling every second of our days with a task of some kind, always so busy….blah, blah, blah. […]