Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

3 Writing Tips That Will Save You Time

This is a writing process I learned from my wonderful writing coach. It’s one of the most efficient, effective ways to write a novel. By using this process, you will likely cut the time it takes you to complete a novel in half. So… you want to know the process? I thought so. Here’s what […]

The “Pathway to Genius”

In the book, No Plot, No Problem, author Chris Baty talks about the “pathway to genius.” This pathway to genius helps get you from idea to completed first draft. And it’s all pretty simple. The pathway to genius is choosing a quick deadline or a daily word count that’s high enough. Soon the quick turn […]

What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

Ok, so you procrastinate. You find hundreds of things to do that suddenly became so important now that you wanted to write. Before you know it, it’s time to go to bed…but you didn’t get any writing done!   Dr. Linda Sapadin, a clinical psychologist and author of, “It’s About Time! The Six Styles of […]

3 Tools You Need to Write A Novel

There are lots of writers whose dream is to write a novel, but so many of those same writers never follow through with it. Why, you ask? Because they don’t know the three tools every writer needs to complete a novel. Here are the three tools that will take you from novel-writing dream to novel […]

Why You Should Write Every Day, and How To Do It

One of the themes of this blog is writing everyday. And if you want to be a writer, and especially a professional writer, you need to write everyday no exception. Now what you write is the least important thing. You can write anything you’d like: fiction, poetry, a non-fiction article, etc., just as long as […]

Review: Write Is A Verb

This is by far the BEST book I’ve come across on getting writing done (and I’ve read a lot of them)! As a full-time (well, almost) procrastinator, I had been putting off my writing FOREVER!! But after reading Bill’s book, I am happy to say that I am 16 chapters into my novel, and hope […]

Share: What Inspires You?

According to Wisegeek.com, “Many artists, writers, poets and musicians have said that their creative work has been inspired by an individual whom they refer to as their muse. A muse is someone who has such an influence on another that he or she becomes the focus and inspiration for that person’s creative work.” Writers often […]

Take A Break Every Now and Then

Writers are some of the hardest working people I know. Most of my writer friends are writers by day and writers by night. But working at magazines and freelance writing and in marketing and public relations departments all day long sometimes makes it hard to go home and continue working on that novel or screenplay […]