Unfortunately, most writers see themselves as artists. However, writing is not art. Literature is art, but writing is manual labour. If you want to create great art, you have to sit down at your desk and push all thoughts of that goal from your mind. Instead of the hoped-for product of your work, you need to […]
Create an Effective Writing Routine
Serious writers keep a writing schedule — but even the most serious writer has trouble keeping a writing schedule from time to time. (If you don’t think you need a writing schedule, then read my post “Write a Lot by Writing on Schedule.”) To help you, I’ve written a short (25-page) eBook called 5 Steps […]
Does Writing Get Easier?
When I talk to beginning writers, they often say something that makes it clear that they think writing gets easier. Sometimes they flat-out ask me if it gets easier. I don’t know what to say. On one level, it gets easier. I have been publishing articles, reviews, stories, and poems fairly regularly since 2000. I […]