I’ve tracked David Seah’s stuff for years, and his work tends to be highly useful. He developed a word count calendar for NaNoWriMo and has now made one for a full year. If you’re trying to track a writing goal of x words/day, this is a time-saver sheet you should grab. Check it out here.
As part of my day job, I have to edit a lot of other people’s writing. Doing that in a concise, clear, constructive way requires using standard editing marks, writing clearly and of course, using the right tools. I switched from red to green years ago as my primary editing color choice, largely because green […]
On a recent trek to Ikea, that Swedish Delight of immense proportions and unrivaled innovativeness (not to mention real Swedish Meatballs), I took on a mission to see exactly what, if any, stationery goodies the gods of knock-down furniture and wordless instructions had on hand. Answer? Not much. But, if one is worth one’s stripes […]
Those who write for a living, and definitely those who would like to, sometimes fall prey to this siren: love the writing life without loving the work. LIke many out there, I’m always fascinated about how others write: what their workflows are, how they set up their writing nests, what they listen to (if anything) […]
The rule of thumb on making or breaking a habit is, theoretically, doing the consistency dance for 21 consecutive days. Embracing that philosophy, I present 21 reasonings to use, one per day, until dancing with the muse becomes habitual. I have something to say. I want to be heard. There’s a (good) novel inside trying […]
“If you know you have to write something every single day, even a paragraph, you will improve your writing. If you’re concerned with quality, of course, then not writing is not a problem, because zero is perfect and without defects. Shipping nothing is safe.” – Seth Godin Sound wisdom from Seth Godin. Can’t add anything […]