Written: a quick introduction

Written: a quick introduction

Our new book Written: How to keep writing and build a habit that lasts is out this January. So, what is it, why did we write it and how will it help people? (And if you’re here to find out how you can win a proof copy tomorrow, it’s by joining our...
Getting to Written

Getting to Written

If you’ve followed Prolifiko and our work for any amount of time, you might have figured out that Bec and I are married. If you haven’t, well, now you know. It’s not something we normally write about because our work is about you. But for...
How to be a writer with David Quantick

How to be a writer with David Quantick

David Quantick is an Emmy-winning television writer, a radio broadcaster, novelist, journalist and author of the best-selling writing manuals How to Write Everything and How To Be A Writer which features interviews with famous writers, performers and industry...
The complete guide to working with beta readers

The complete guide to working with beta readers

Everything you need to know about working with beta readers – who they are, the benefits of using them and practical tips on how to recruit, brief and communicate with them. It’s publishing folklore – how JK Rowling was famously rejected by multiple publishers before...
Oliver Burkeman on time and how to use it

Oliver Burkeman on time and how to use it

Oliver Burkeman’s new book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It explores how to build a life of creativity, productivity and meaning when we have limited time available – and even less control over that time. I caught up with him to ask what that means...
10 characteristics of highly productive writers

10 characteristics of highly productive writers

In our workshops we’re often asked what we mean by ‘productive writers’. I’m not surprised. ‘Productivity’ has some iffy connotations. It conjures up mental images of factory production lines or some dead-eyed corporate efficiency drives. No wonder writers baulk at...