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Use colored text to help you problem solve POV issues.

Welcome to The Efficiency Addict column, helping writers work more effectively every single day. For the next few months, I’ll be taking …

September 25, 2016
3 Key Steps to Create a Great Guest Post

The golden rule for guest blogging is straightforward—Deliver solid content on time. Beyond that, there are a few simple steps you can take to …

July 11, 2016
Writing Opportunity or Distraction? How to Know the Difference

How to know when to stray from your writing plans. Do you ever have those times when your day is organized and …

July 3, 2016
Tracking your research, reference articles, and quotes

Ever wonder what to do with all the research you’ve accumulated from your many writing projects? Do you ever get frustrated not …

May 22, 2016
The value of reading authors that inspire you to writing excellence.

Practice makes perfect. I believed this mantra for years until a music teacher changed my mind. “Perfect practice makes perfect,” he said, …

April 15, 2016
Pinterest for Writers: Part 2 - Using Pinterest for Ministry

Pinterest for Writers: Part 2 When I teach computer classes for Christian writers and speakers, many attendees are surprised that I suggest …

March 19, 2016
How Pinterest can help writers find expert and original source materials.

Pinterest for Writers – Part 1 If you’ve heard about Pinterest and think it’s only for women or crafters, think again. Pinterest …

February 6, 2016
Practical Writing Habits to keep you writing all year long.

Welcome to 2016! I hope you’ve already begun your writing journey by creating a scene, outlining the bones of a new story, …

January 10, 2016
Writing a novel can be sidetracked by early editing. Learn why bad writing is actually a gift.

I’m a firm believer in being efficient. Why waste time when a little planning can make such a positive impact? I’ve repeatedly …

December 10, 2015
Writing a Novel in Three Steps - A simple method for drafting an entire novel in three passes.

A fellow wordsmith recently shared his method for writing a novel. I was so intrigued by his straightforward process, I’m sharing it …

November 23, 2015
Links to sites that contain high-quality, free pictures available on the web. Great resource for your next writing project.

It’s a struggle authors frequently have. We write an article or blog post, and then comes the dreaded question, “Where do I …

October 8, 2015

As writers, we do many things to capture what drives our characters. We’ll complete questionnaires detailing their likes and dislikes, create a …

September 4, 2015
Writing Essentials: How to track your article submissions.

Today we’re going to talk about the benefits of tracking your writing submissions and learn an easy way to do it so you …

August 21, 2015
Write More: How Organizing Can Help

Looking to spend more time on your writing? A little organizing can help you write more. Organized writers are Less stressed. They …

July 7, 2015
Finding Your Passwords

In our techno-happy world, we frequently seek the latest gadgets or apps to make our lives easier. However, sometimes the best tools …

June 22, 2015
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