7 step training plan for running a personal writing sprint

7 step training plan for running a personal writing sprint

The idea behind a writing sprint is to move your project forwards quickly over a short, intense burst of time. A sprint’s not so very different from a writing splurge or binge, but it’s more focussed and less migraine-inducing. It follows a direction and...
How small steps lead to great progress

How small steps lead to great progress

Your writing dreams are big, but the way to achieve them is to think small. If you want to build a new routine or change your behavior, the research says you need to start tiny. Here’s how to use small steps to build great progress. You’ve got a great idea for a book,...
How to stop procrastinating for good: a guide for writers

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 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...
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...
How to write a short story – 8 expert tips

How to write a short story – 8 expert tips

Short story writing might be a popular way into long-form writing fiction but don’t mistake short for easy. Here, prize-winning short story writer and novelist Rachel Connor, shares her eight best coaching tips teaching you how to write a short story –...
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