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Oh, we hear you. You’re a writer—but you’re not a “real” writer. Not yet. Not until you [fill in the blank here]. Back in 2002, when I was an active member of the Freelance Writing community on Salon’s WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link), we had...

  Oh sure, you’re on top of the obvious social media. You’ve made your choice among Insta, FB and Twitter and you’re maintaining as appropriate. (Yeah, ok, you’re flailing around at it, but so are we all.) But what about social media that’s about nothing but books?...

Right now, reading these words, you possess something that every major and minor competitor in nearly every industry wants: your attention. That stuff is gold, and you should hoard it to you like Gollum with the precious (with, one hopes, better results)—but oh, the distractions...

  Ever have some ideas, but your hands are busy or need a break? We've put together a list with some of our favorite dictation options #AmWriting Supporters, click here for the rest--or click here to learn more about supporting the podcast....

  We love NaNoWriMo--or “NaWhateverWriMo” because it takes a month when it’s easy to slack off—hello, holiday season!—and turns it into a month when much of the writing community is settling in to push harder. And we’ve done a multiplicity of versions of this sucker, from...

Yeah, yeah. It’s another social media platform! You can barely handle the ones you’ve got… and they’re all the distractions, so handy in your pocket. But there are reasons to add Instagram to your social arsenal—and, if you’re already an Instagram fan, here are a...

  Two weeks ago in the #WriterTopFives, we named the Top 5 Reasons You Need a Burn Chart. (Don’t miss Episode 175 #HowtoUseaBurnChart.) This week, it’s a how to. Making a burn chart is (a little) more complicated than it sounds—so here are the 5 steps to get...

Visitors to our website are precious. And when a reader takes time out of her day to seek us out, we want to reward her with good content and few distractions. Here are the top five sins and how to avoid them. #AmWriting Supporters, click here...

  So what’s a burn chart? It’s a tool programmers and techies designed to help them meet deadlines. More than just a pretty picture for your Instagram feed (although it can be that) a good burn chart can save you from your worst self. 1.    For some...