January 18th, 2017

Rules for a Successful Writing Life from Maya Angelou

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Today I’m thinking about the people who inspired me on this writing journey.

There are the usual suspects… My mother, who encouraged my constant scribbling. The 6th grade teacher who put my essay up on the wall with a shiny gold star. Countless friends and teachers, in my home […]

January 4th, 2017

7 Tips to “Level Up” Your Writing Career

We’re at the beginning of another year. On Monday, we posted our annual “Word of the Year” blog. My main word is focus, but that’s not my only word. I have seven more that are going to help me make major gains in my writing skill and my writing career. I hope they can help you to get where […]

January 2nd, 2017

What word will guide your writing life in 2017?

The start of a new year has most of us reflecting on the previous year and making grand plans for the coming year. I don’t make resolutions. To me, they’re empty wishes. I set goals. And each year, I think of one word that will guide me through the year and keep me on track […]

November 18th, 2016

Ask the Story Genius: What Does ‘Likeable’ Really Mean?

Lisa Cron

We are so proud and humbled that the Lisa Cron, the author of Wired for Story, and Story Genius has agreed to blog with us on a regular basis! In case you haven’t yet seen her TED Talk, you can watch it here. Later. After you read her first installment of ‘Ask the Story […]

November 11th, 2016

The First Draft Jungle

Christina Delay

In case you didn’t know, there’s a little thing called NaNoWriMo going on this month. It’s basically a month in which writers lose sleep, stop talking to their families, give up binge watching Netflix, and forget how to spell without Word’s autocorrect feature, all to meet a challenging word count of 50,000 words […]