Tag: writing a novel

writing full-time

Writing Full-Time Takes a Work/Life Balance

To enable myself to write full time, my work/life balance can’t be too loose or too strict. It’s critical to feed the passion and provide for myself and find the perfect levels for each.
is your book finished

Is Your Book Finished?

How great would it be to have a device to stick into the pages of your book to tell you when it's done? It’s the same for new, inexperienced writers and published authors alike: sometimes it’s hard to gauge when your manuscript is truly finished.
writing a book part 2

My 20-Step Plan to Writing a Book: Part 2 (Steps 11-20)

In this post, I’m following up on the first entry and giving you the last 10 steps in my 20-step process to writing a book you can be proud of.
writing a book part 1

My 20-Step Plan to Writing a Book: Part 1 (Steps 1-10)

Writing a book is hard work – it’s easier to quit than finish. When you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task, you might be tempted to give up. The key is to follow a proven, straightforward plan.
great writers

All Great Writers Make A Contribution

The shared feature of all great writers is that they make a contribution, which makes it the most important thing on your "to do" list as a writer.
learning to write

It’s Time To Get That Book Out Of You

Whether you're an old hand or a newbie who is serious about learning to write, the advice is the same: dig in and get that first book out of you.
write on

When in doubt, write on.

"You don't give up writing," says Warren Adler. "If you're a true artist, this is your artistry. Keep writing, keep reading, and stay curious. When in doubt, write on."

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