Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

Take 60 Seconds and Get Inspired by One Word

By Jennifer Blanchard The best way to become a better writer is to write every single day, no exceptions. Many writers have a difficult time getting started, however, because they just can’t seem to find time or can’t seem to sit down long enough. Do you have one minute a day you can dedicate to […]

How To Write A 250 to 300-Page Novel In 10 Weeks

By Jennifer Blanchard You’ve wanted to write your novel forever–but you just can’t seem to sit down and write. It’s going to take so much time, right? You’re going to have to write during every free hour of your days to get it finished, right? What if you could complete your 250 to 300-page novel […]

Do You Fear Success?

By Jennifer Blanchard The Things Procrastinators Fear post from last week discussed the 4 main things procrastinating writers fear: success failure rejection not being good enough So why do people fear success? “Many people fear success because it tests their limits and makes them vulnerable to new situations,” says Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, in the article How Fear of Success Works. […]

How To Not Let Rejection Kill Your Confidence

By Donald E. W. Quist “There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake,” Orison Swett Marden So you rush out to the mailbox only to discover you’ve received your umpteenth rejection letter. Now then, rather […]

How To Turn Failure Into Amazing Writing Opportunities

By MJ Doyle   Imagine if writers automatically gave up after making one mistake, after receiving their first rejection, or even after having a full-on failure on their resume. Think about how many great novels, poems, short stories, and of course blogs, we would have missed out on.   All that classic literature that we […]

The Things Procrastinators Fear

By Jennifer Blanchard Fear, according to Dictionary.com, is: “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined.” Fear can be real OR imagined. When it comes to the things that procrastinating writers fear, it’s imagined. In fact, someone once said FEAR stands for: False Expectations Appearing Real. […]

3 Reasons You Should Write Morning Pages

By Jennifer Blanchard Many procrastinating writers say the reason they can’t write is because they have writer’s block. Any time they sit down to write, they can’t. Nothing comes to them. Their minds are blank. Julia Cameron, creator of the international bestseller, The Artist Way, has come up with a very effective “tool” for overcoming writer’s […]

How To Be A Better Writer

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’ve mastered the fundamentals of writing (grammar, vocabulary, all the elements of style), you’re already on track to becoming a better writer. And there are lots of other things that you can do to continue on that path. Things like writing every day, reading good writing and taking a writing course. It’s important to continually improve your writing in […]