Writing is a process that involves brainstorming, planning, writing, rewriting, editing, and much more.
Sometimes this all seems like a mystery, so here are a few quotes that help illuminate the process. Continue reading “9 Insightful Quotes on the Process of Writing”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain, who worked as a journalist as well as a novelist, should know a thing or two about writer’s block.
All writers struggle with filling a blank page or screen at some time in their careers. Reasons include anything from anxiety to exhaustion, and from distraction to confusion.
We can experience a block at the very start of a project or at its conclusion.
What every writer experiencing a block has in common, however, is the frustration that comes along with it. Here are some strategies to try the next time you’re stuck with a blinking cursor and nothing to say. Continue reading “7 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block”
Hey, writers—do you like a little noise while you work?
Most of us find an optimal environment for creativity somewhere between total isolation and orchestrated chaos.
A surprising number of business writers say that silence in itself is distracting—they need at least some music playing softly in the background.
Sure, minimal sensory input such as soft background music may help your writing. However, multitasking (for example, trying to write an annual report while watching a YouTube video) will actually doom your writing efforts. Continue reading “Multitasking While You Write: Bad Idea”
If you can sit at a coffeehouse and pump out pages of writing even while caffeinated pandemonium rages about you, you can skip this blog post.
This post is for those folks, like me, who need to cultivate concentration. Continue reading “Distracted While Writing—Don’t Be a Victim”
Not everyone can just sit down in front of a keyboard and launch into polished business writing that pours onto the screen. Sometimes it’s not what we want to do anyway.
Generally, however, there are deadlines. If you do need to pick up the pace, what’s the secret? Continue reading “5 Ways to Get More Writing Done in Less Time”