A Weekly Progress Report Will Keep You Updated and On-Task

By Jennifer Blanchard Do you ever feel like you’re always busy doing something with your writing, and yet you never feel like you’re accomplishing anything? I often feel this way; especially lately as the burnout has crept in. I brought it up to my writing coach and she suggested I send her a weekly progress […]

Break Your Writing Into Manageable Pieces

By Jennifer Blanchard When you first came up with the idea to write a novel, I bet you were just a little bit intimidated. You thought: Can I handle this? Will I make it to the end? How am I going to do this and everything else in my life? Before you start feeling too […]

Reliability Buddy: A Procrastinating Writer’s Best Friend

By Jennifer Blanchard All writers—but especially procrastinating writers—need someone to rely on for support; they need someone they can be sure will hold them accountable for getting their writing done. Enter your reliability buddy. What Is a Reliability Buddy? A Reliability Buddy (aka: RB) is a person who you can count on for support when […]

Taking On Too Much Can Stop You From Writing

By Jennifer Blanchard Writing takes time. There is no way around it. Writing doesn’t just happen. You can’t coax writing out of thin air. Writing requires you to put your butt in a chair in front of your computer and stay there until you have words on a page. So if you want to be […]

Pat Yourself on the Back: Using Productivity Rewards to Get Your Writing Done

By Jennifer Blanchard When a Girl Scout does everything required to earn a particular badge, she is rewarded with the badge. When a writer works hard to market herself, she will be rewarded with more exposure for her writing. When a musician plays his heart out at open mic nights a few times a week, […]