Get Your StoryFix Daily

By Jennifer Blanchard Yesterday on the blog StoryFix, creator Larry Brooks gave away one of the most useful tools I’ve found to date: The Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You’ll Ever See. This tool is essentially a list of everything you need to know about your story before you write it. This applies to writers […]

Let Song Lyrics Inspire Your Next Story

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’re anything like me, music is a big part of your life. I drive listening to music. I spend my disposable income on concerts and downloading songs to my iPod. I write while listening to music. Your life probably sounds similar to what I just described above (if you’re a music lover, […]

Update: Procrastinating Writers Is Getting a Makeover

Hey Procrastinating Writers readers, This post is an update to let you know that the Procrastinating Writers blog is going to be down (offline) for the next 3-4 days. We’re getting a makeover! The above image is our new logo. I am extremely excited about this makeover, because it’s been a long time coming. This logo […]

33 Books Writers Need On Their Bookshelves

By Jennifer Blanchard All writers have bookshelves filled with a variety of books about writing–from writing reference books to writing idea books to editing books. I, myself, am no stranger to books about writing. In fact, my bookshelf is loaded with them. Each book about writing signifies not only how far I’ve come as a […]

Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

By Jennifer Blanchard Yesterday, Mary Jaksch (of Write to Done) wrote a guest post on Copyblogger that listed 73 tips for becoming a better writer. Here are some of my favorite tips: Become a blogger. Use self-imposed word limits. Accept all forms of criticism and learn to grow from it. Take a break between writing […]