Stop Letting Your Fears Keep You From Writing

By Jennifer Blanchard This morning, I attended my company’s annual “Fall Campaign” kickoff event. The event was created more than 21 years ago as an attempt to motivate the sales team to make a big effort for the remainder of the year. The company’s management team gave a report on where the company is currently with […]

Be Your Own Big, Mean Boss (With the Help of Shareware)

By Allison Ruffing My first actual day as a full-time freelance writer, I went out to lunch, then went home and watched three movies in a row. Including Weekend at Bernie’s. Clearly, I was procrastinating hard-core. I couldn’t believe I was being so lazy. If I’m such a Type-A nutcase, why isn’t my novel getting […]

How to Motivate Yourself

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’ve been subscribing to this blog for awhile now, you probably already know how much I love writer Holly Lisle. But if you’re new to the blog (Welcome!), let me give you a short intro. I first came across Lisle when I was looking for information on character development. I was […]

Ideas to Get You Writing Every Day

By Jennifer Blanchard You’ve probably heard this advice time and time again: If you want to be a writer, you have to write everyday. Well, I’m here to tell you…it’s true. If you want to be a writer, you need to write as often as possible, which is why you should make it your goal […]

What Do You Want To Achieve?

By Jennifer Blanchard Now that you’re on the path to accepting personal responsibility for your procrastinating actions, you can begin to change your behaviors. It all starts with asking yourself one question: What do I want to achieve?  What are your writing goals? What outcome do you desire to get from writing? What are your […]