Beat distraction: writing productivity tactics to try when you can’t concentrate

Distraction is a problem at the best of times. Writers can struggle to focus when there's so much competing for our attention. Now, in an uncertain environment, when people are anxious, juggling new responsibilities and ever-changing priorities it's harder than ever...

Prioritize your writing – make writing matter and make it happen

You’re busy. You’ve got a job, family commitments, a life that fills your calendar from dawn until dusk. But you’ve also got dreams - a creative idea, a book you want to write - or you’ve got plans for an article you need to write, a blog to update. If your writing...

A guide to tracking your writing – why noticing how you write will transform your practice

Tracking can be a powerful tool for behaviour change. It can help you build writing habits and routines, improve your productivity and make you feel more positive about writing - which means you'll be more likely to write. Get started with this complete guide to...

The complete guide to writing accountability – hold yourself to account and use others to help you achieve your writing goals

Writing accountability comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether you like to keep your projects secret or enlist others to support you, we’ve got you covered in this complete guide to writing accountability. Find out why it matters, get inspired by the ingenious methods...

How to stop procrastinating for good: a guide for writers

Some writers assume that procrastinating means engaging in frivolous activity - but that’s not true. Work can be procrastination, research can be procrastination, planning can be procrastination. It has many different forms and the less visible it is, the more...

How to make time to write – 4 approaches to finding time in busy schedules

The main barrier to writing is not a lack of ideas but a lack of time. Our lives are packed to the brim with important and urgent things to do. Don’t wait for the perfect writing opportunity to arrive – you must make time. Learn about four approaches that other...

How to set a writing goal: the ultimate guide

Writing goals are important because they give you something to aim for. They give you the structure, direction and clarity you need to keep moving forwards with your project. However, the wrong goal can become a millstone that demotivates and leads to delay, and make...
Finding time to write: the spontaneous writer

Finding time to write: the spontaneous writer

Spontaneous writers grab any opportunity to write. With busy or unpredictable schedules, they need to be prepared to write at the drop of a hat. Find out how to become a master of spontaneous writing and keep alert to the pitfalls of this approach to writing time. The...

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Finding time to write: the deep worker

Finding time to write: the deep worker

Deep workers book long session to binge write. They might not write very regularly but they can be extremely productive if they plan ahead. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of binge writing. Create a deep work routine and make the most of this approach to finding...

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Finding time to write: the time boxer

Finding time to write: the time boxer

Time boxers schedule writing sessions across a week or two. These super-organised writers take a pragmatic approach to prioritising writing and making it happen. Find out how to find and make time in your busy schedule with our traffic light system. Learn the...

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Finding time to write: create a daily writing routine

Finding time to write: create a daily writing routine

Daily doers write every day. Researchers have found there are many benefits to having a daily writing routine - yet there are also downsides. Find out how to trigger a regular writing habit and make the most of this approach to finding writing time in your busy life....

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How to set a writing goal: the ultimate guide

How to set a writing goal: the ultimate guide

Writing goals are important because they give you something to aim for. They give you the structure, direction and clarity you need to keep moving forwards with your project. However, the wrong goal can become a millstone that demotivates and leads to delay, and make...

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How to write a book in 100 days

How to write a book in 100 days

Getting my book deal was the achievement of a life-long goal. Once the ink had dried on the publisher’s contract, reality set in. I actually had to write and deliver a book - 50,000 as yet unwritten words - in 100 days. There was no time to waste - I needed a plan....

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