The secrets of successful collaborative writing

The secrets of successful collaborative writing

In 2013, Alice Campion sent the manuscript of a novel she’d just finished called The Painted Sky to Penguin Random House Australia in the hope they might be interested in publishing it. They were. In fact, the publisher was bowled over. In an email back to the author,...
How to avoid the willpower trap

How to avoid the willpower trap

We’re taught from an early age that trying to do such and such is admirable – and indeed, it can be. But in reality, making yourself do anything through willpower alone is a trap. It’s demoralising and rarely gets results. Forcing yourself to write, stay focused...
Overcome your writing blocks with obstacle thinking

Overcome your writing blocks with obstacle thinking

Many things get in the way of writing – from the siren call of social media to children clamouring for attention. Find out what obstacles writers face and how to battle your writing baddies with obstacle thinking. Learn to WOOP with some help from video games....
You have less time than you think – and that’s OK

You have less time than you think – and that’s OK

Feeling time-poor, burned out and unable to concentrate on your work in progress? Changing how you feel about the time you have can transform your writing practice. It all starts with noticing. No time to write The most common complaint we hear from writers is that...
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