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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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This Google Calendar function can help you stay on course

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

It's always a good idea to block out time on your calendar for appointments with yourself to be sure that you are working on the things that are important to you, not just the ones that are urgent. Now there’s...

Let sound help you be more productive

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

What sounds help you focus? Finding a quiet place to work is harder these days, and one alternative is to generate sounds you find less distracting than the ambient ones. For that purpose, a site I've discovered recently, Noisli.com, is...

The best way to have a good idea for a book (or anything else)

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

And the best way to have a lot of ideas is to give your inner critic time off when you are generating ideas. Come up with as many as possible, write the all down (yes, even the bad ones), and...

What not to say to a depressed friend

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The nature of depression It’s Depression Week, not a week for everybody to get depressed but rather to make people more aware of the illness. I have personal experience with it, so I thought I’d share my thoughts. It’s not...

For authors who want to be read, is free the answer?

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The argument for free As a comment on one of my older posts, a reader asked which would you rather have: a handful of book sales of your self-published book on Amazon, or thousands of readers gained by giving the...

What kind of exercise is best for your brain?

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Can exercise boost your brain power? We keep hearing that exercise is good for your brain as well as the rest of your body, but what kind of exercise is best? A study in Finland looked at three types of...

Overcoming the fear of failure

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

What’s the solution to the fear of failure? We know that successful people are not immune to fearing failure, so how do they still manage to succeed? This is my third and last post that steals, er, curates, the ideas...

Self-doubt and how to overcome it

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Two Types of Self-doubt In a TED talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant mentions that there are two types of doubt. One is positive, one is negative. Self-doubt tends to be paralyzing. If you continually question whether you are up to...

Why you should procrastinate (a little)

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Can procrastination be a virtue for creativity? Apparently it can, in moderation. In a TED talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant says a study showed that people who rush into doing things and people who wait until the last minute both...

Only 3 spots remain: The Comedy Writing Masterclass, London, Sat. April 16

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Only 3 spots remain for my Comedy Writing Masterclass on Saturday, April 16 in Central London. Small group, lots of feedback, and the inside scoop on writing sketches, sitcoms, and comedy feature films. People tell you you're funny (or possibly...

Little Red Riding Hood and Bullets

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

First. I'm not making this up. On the "Friday Fun" section of their web site, The National Rifle Association has featured its own version of two classic fairy tales. In their take on Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma is packing...

Advice on how to write a novel, from best-selling author Lisa Jewell

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

What should you write about in your novel? In a Daily Mail article about a new contest for first-time writers, best-selling author Lisa Jewell shared this advice: "Don’t write for the publishers and don’t try to second guess the market;...

A bit harsh...

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The "Contributors" page of Success Magazine website. A bit harsh on poor Laura...

The "Future Self" dilemma

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

This is one of those, "Is it just me?" quandaries, where you wonder whether what you're experiencing is universal, or personal and probably you'll just embarrass yourself by mentioning it. I'm talking about how disappointing my Future Self often turns...

James Patterson's advice on how to succeed as a novelist

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The key to success as a novelist In a Daily Mail article about a new contest for first-time novelists, best-selling author James Patterson shared this advice: "Obviously, and I know this from experience, perseverance is the key to making it...

Writers, is writing "moments" in our future?

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Are we heading for an era in which moments are becoming as important as stories? This question was prompted by an article in the current Fast Company about Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti. I'm not a fan of Buzzfeed's clickbait headlines,...

Publisher Selina Walker's advice for writing an outstanding novel

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

How to attract a publisher for your novel In a Daily Mail article about a new contest for first-time novelists, Selina Walker, Publisher of Century and Arrow at Penguin Random House UK, shared this advice: "It should be a story...

Agent Luigi Bonomi's tips for writing a novel agents will love

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

How to attract a literary agent In an article about a new contest for first-time novelists, agent Luigi Bonomi shared this advice: BEGIN THE FIRST PAGE WITH A GREAT SENTENCE that pulls the reader in. Your first important reader is.....

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