Round-up: good writing posts from the last few weeks

There is so much good writing information out there on the wild wild web! We thought we’d share some good blog posts we’ve found in the past few weeks:

Be a More Productive Writer While Also Achieving Balance
A guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog by Jordan Rosenfeld (@JordanRosenfeld) that’s an excerpt from A Writer’s Guide to Productivity, published by Writer’s Digest.
It’s easy to believe that a large quantity of writing is a sign of productivity, and thus, if you are not writing reams yourself, you aren’t being productive. But more writing does not necessarily equal better-quality writing, nor does faster writing lead to faster achievement of your goals. Read more.

How to Craft Characters Scene by Scene
A guest post on The Writer’s Dig, a Writer’s Digest blog, by author David Corbett.
Ultimately I discovered the truth to what many writers had told me (but I hadn’t quite believed)–that once the writing started, the characters took on “lives of their own,” taking me in directions I hadn’t anticipated. Now that’s all well and good as long as the characters take you somewhere interesting. But even interesting characters can’t rescue a meandering narrative…Read more

The #HealthyWriter Challenge
A guest post on Writers in the Storm by author Maggie Marr.
Our job as a writer can kill. Every study indicates that a sedentary lifestyle is a deadly lifestyle. A recent study found that to be healthy, as we age, we should exercise aerobically for 45 minutes 6 days a week. With my career as writer and attorney, it wasn’t uncommon for me to sit at my computer for 8 hours with only the occasional bathroom break as exercise. Read More


Posted on: May 6, 2015