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 […]

A Lesson for Writing and Life: Do What Works for You

By Jennifer Blanchard I had a revelation a few years ago that I need to share with you all…You have to do what works for you. Growing up I usually got flack for doing things “incorrectly,” like when my third grade teacher would take the pencil out of my hand and fix my fingers so […]