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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Tracking Your Word Count

Are you tracking your word count? Here are five good reasons to start, with strategies for getting started and going strong.

How to Scream Inside Your Heart

2020 Eliza So Fellowship winner Tiffany Midge talks about her writing journey during the pandemic, and how sometimes getting out of bed is enough.

How to Ask People to Blurb Your Book without Fainting from Embarrassment

If you want a great book cover, you’ll have to ask people to blurb your book. It’s scary but you can do it. Here are five tips.

A Road Map for Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis: 5 Tips for Reaching Your Destination

Writing a synopsis for your novel or memoir shouldn’t leave you stranded. Gget on the road with these five tips for succesfully navigating the process.

Expert Advice

Does publishing a funny book about aging make you an expert? Lyla Blake Ward writes about being seen as a modern day guru on the subject of long life.

Artist Dates for a Digital Age

Artist dates, as suggested by Julia Cameron for every artist, are still possible during COVID-19. Eve Morton offers tips for great dates of all kinds.

Timeless Freelancing: How Archival Research Can Help You Survive Rejections

In Part IV of her series on creative research, Stepanie Loomis Pappas encourages writers to capitalize on archives for timeless freelancing.

The Foolproof Formula for Writing A Murder Mystery

Is the woman in your murder mystery a possession? A victim? Glossy and virginal? If not, you’re going to need these tips to really nail the genre.

How to Overcome COVID-19 Writer’s Block 

Has the pandemic left you in a creative slump? J.L. Akagi shares eight tips she hopes will help you overcome COVID-19 writer’s block.