Chill Out: How to Stay Cool and Focused When It’s Hot

Chill Out: How to Stay Cool and Focused When It’s Hot

  Ahh, summer—a time of fun, relaxation, and soaking up the sun. But it’s also a sweltering, sticky time when it can be incredibly hard to focus because you’re too busy sweating to think, let alone get work done. For writers who often work from home or from a...
8 Ways to Stay Productive and Avoid Distractions

8 Ways to Stay Productive and Avoid Distractions

Summertime and the living’s easy. …well, maybe not if you’re a writer. Summertime is loaded with distractions—the weather’s great, the pool or beach is calling, there’s something going on every night, and all your friends are on vacation and want to hang out. Maybe...
9 Calendar Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity

9 Calendar Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity

Our lives are friggin’ busy. Work, relationships, kids, social obligations, volunteer work, school, commuting, meetings—regardless of what configuration of events your life involves, it all adds up to constantly running around, trying to get the next thing on your...
How to Spring Clean Your Files and Create Better Systems

How to Spring Clean Your Files and Create Better Systems

Ahh, spring. A time of renewal and new beginnings. A time of budding plants, fragrant flowers, and sunshine. A time of cleaning everything in sight. For many of us, spring means spring cleaning—the one time of year we actually get off our butts and try to make a dent...
Fast and Loose: 3 Ways Freewriting Will Upgrade Your Creative Career

Fast and Loose: 3 Ways Freewriting Will Upgrade Your Creative Career

You’re a pretty darn good writer. It’s true! Go ahead, pat yourself on the back—you’ve earned it! After all, you’ve written at least one book, you write on social media all the time, and you probably blog pretty regularly. You’ve got plenty of practice and you’re...