Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

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 […]

How To Build Complex Characters

Bestselling romance novelist, Connie Flynn, wrote the article, “Building Three-Dimensional Characters.” And she details a pretty amazing way of creating characters that are anything, but flat. Flynn says all characters need four prominent traits, and you can build your characters by imagining the shape of a diamond. At the top of the diamond is the […]

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 […]