Writers’ block hits – you’re overwhelmed and paralysed by the fear you’ll never write again, let alone be productive and build a regular writing routine. Do you give up or take action? Find out how novelist Jenn Ashworth created #100daysofwriting to overcome writers’ block and fall back in love with her book with a gentle productivity challenge. [click to continue…]
It’s 2018 and this year, you’re determined to finally finish (or maybe start) that writing project. Great news! But with all those killjoy stats telling you how unlikely it is that you’ll still be writing this time next year (just 8% of resolutions make it) how do you kick off your writing goal in a way that means you’ll continue?
Visualising your writing goals can be a first step towards making them a reality. Neuroscience shows that when you visualise something you stimulate the same parts of the brain as when you actually do it. We asked visual thinker Cara Holland how to visualise your writing future – read her step-by-step guide to drawing your dream. [click to continue…]
In his hugely popular podcast The Writer Files, Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of writing productivity and creativity. Having now interviewed over 70 top authors like Douglas Coupland, Joanna Penn and Austin Kleon, we asked Kelton to reveal to us what secrets he’s learned along the way. [click to continue…]
K.M. Weiland is one of the best known writing mentors and coaches in the world. An internationally published author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, Weiland also mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors and writes historical and speculative fiction too. How does she get down to write and what processes does she use? She talks exclusively to the Prolifiko blog.
So – you’ve decided. You’re finally going to get down to writing in 2018. Maybe you need to kickstart your blog, you might have a burning idea or you have some half-finished project you’re determined to complete. But when research shows that 92% of all new year’s resolutions rarely make it past January, how can you make sure your writing resolution sticks? [click to continue…]
How DO people find the time to write? Are there optimal writing productivity types? I lie awake at night worrying about my own unfulfilled writing dreams and wonder how on earth I’ll help others achieve theirs. So, I swapped insomnia for surveys and put out a quiz. The results are now in and they’ve given me a whole heap more to ponder over! [click to continue…]
Time for NaNoYoga – a mini-routine perfect for the word count busting November novelists and all other writers at any time of the year. Take five minutes away from your work in progress to stretch those creative muscles. [click to continue…]
If sitting is the new smoking then writers have a 20-a-day habit. Throw in another packet if you also have a desk job. To stop getting a writer’s hump – or worse – you need to stretch from the tips of your typing fingers to your plot tapping toes. Find out the importance of taking a break to stretch your creative muscles. [click to continue…]
Finished manuscript in hand, it’s tempting to dive right in and self-publish: but with a wealth of complex information out there, you may find yourself buried in self-doubt, only to sneak back to traditional agents and publishers, tail between your legs. So how how do you self-publish your novel? Here’s our simple, handy guide for the overwhelmed.