Why You Should Get Specific With Your Writing Goals, and How To Do It

By Jennifer Blanchard When a marathon is being planned, one of the most important steps in the process is deciding on an end point. Runners need to know how far they have to run and where they will end up when the race is finished. The same thing goes for your writing. In order to […]

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 […]