Writing is a practice. Just like any discipline, to succeed at consistently producing quality content, writing must be habitual, practiced—and indeed at some level—disciplined. Is that easy? No, definitely not! At least, not at first. To help you build the muscle for writing, here we have gathered ideas, tips and advice, and even a few exercises on the subject to inspire your writing practice.
When we came across this post titled “10 Writing Tips You Absolutely Won’t Have Heard Anywhere Else Before”, we were skeptical. But it’s true to its title. The author, Ali Luke of Smart Blogger, delivers truly unique suggestions that are relevant for authors at any stage of their game, whether that’s working on a book or putting in the time to build a platform with an active blog.
By Ali Luke of Smart Blogger
In this Write Now podcast episode, Sarah Werner discusses the importance of cultivating mentor relationships. Having the right mentor always improves your productivity. Not only do they provide accountability and constructive feedback, they are also someone to share your passion of writing with and be inspired by.
By Sarah Werner of Write Now
The ever insightful Anne Lamott offered her writing advice at a Facebook Live Event at TED’s NYC Headquarters. This list is full of prolific ideas about the practice of writing itself and any one of Lamott’s nuggets of wisdom could be exactly what you need to spark your inspiration today.
By Anne Lamott as featured on TED.com
There is no right way to write. The variety of systems and processes, philosophies and styles are as varied as the human race itself. What matters is that you experiment and find what works for you. In this compilation of anecdotes of famous authors curated by Mental Floss, you are bound to resonate with at least one of these creative minds that have gone before us.
Appears on Mental Floss
Whether you are at the beginning, middle, or end of a project, it is always good to hit refresh on your brain. Taking a break from your normal writing habits can get you unstuck from an obstacle or give you new eyes for an existing idea. This article by Arielle Contreras of Reedsy details a few exercises geared toward fiction and creative projects specifically.
By Arielle Contreras of Reedsy as featured on Indiereader