Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

Stop Procrastinating In 5 Simple Steps

By Jennifer Blanchard Over and over writers say that they want to learn how to stop procrastinating. So here are 5 steps that you can take: Sit down in front of your computer. Open a Word document. Place your fingers on your keyboard. Start typing. Don’t stop ’til you’ve written at least 500 to 1,000 […]

Script Frenzy Starts April 1

By Jennifer Blanchard On April 1st, writers all over the world are starting day one of Script Frenzy. What is Script Frenzy, you ask? “Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April,” according to the Script Frenzy […]

Write Or Die: A Free Tool for Procrastinating Writers

By Jennifer Blanchard I was recently introduced to an awesome writing productivity tool from a follower on Twitter (@armselig). The tool is called “Write or Die,” which is “a Web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing. Start typing in the box. As long as you keep typing, you’re fine, but […]

Why Every Writer Needs A Website

By Jennifer Blanchard If you ever plan to turn your written talent into dollars, you need to market yourself. With the wide-spread availability of the Internet everywhere from computers to cell phones to game systems, writers need to be accessible to their readers (and potential readers) at a moment’s notice. One way to do this […]

How To Overcome Writing Rejection

By Jennifer Blanchard Rejection is a part of life. And one place you’re almost guaranteed to run into rejection is when you’re trying to get your writing published. Rejection. Yes, I said it. And if you’re planning on making a career in writing and publishing, you better plan on facing the facts: Your writing will […]

Why You Should Start Your Own Blog

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’re looking for a way to increase your writing clips, while also overcoming your procrastination, blogging may be your answer. Blogging has been around for years, but it’s starting to rev-up to full speed now. In fact, according to the Technorati 2008 State of the Blogosphere report, 77 percent of active […]

How To Overcome Procrastination

By Jennifer Blanchard How are those New Year’s Goals going? Have you given some time to thinking about what you want in 2009? One thing many of you probably have in mind for this year is overcoming your procrastination. So this is one post out of many to come in the months following that will […]

Now What? The After-Math of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo has been over for about a week and you’ve finally caught up on your sleep. So…how did you do? Did you get your 50,000 words finished and uploaded to the NaNoWriMo site by November 30? Or did you let your procrastination get the best of you? My procrastination got the best of me, unfortunately, […]

10 Things Procrastinating Taught Yvonne Russell

In light of the fact that National Novel Writing Month is finally over, I thought I’d give you something humorous to read. This comes from the “Grow Your Writing Business” blog written by Yvonne Russell: Ten Things I Learned From Procrastinating 1. I can get lots of things done, just not the one I should […]

Where To Find Creative Writing Workshops

If you’re a writer and you attended college, you probably also took some sort of creative writing workshops. Creative writing workshops are great for writers of all capabilities–beginner to professional. Not only do you learn about writing in these workshops, but you also get to have your stories read and critiqued by other people. Now […]