All writers could use some help now and again, but this is especially true for writers who procrastinate. On this page are a list of resources I swear by.
They have helped me in my own writing career and I am honored to recommend them to you.
Please keep in mind, not all resources are right for all writers. If you have questions or would like to find out more about why I like these resources so much and how they helped me, leave a comment in the section below.
Procrastinating Writers eGuides:
FREE: 113 Things You Can Write Right Now
This eGuide will not only give you 113 ideas for things you can write about, but it will also guide you through seven different productivity methods that will help you get your writing done. It also lists essential tools for any writer who wants to be successful.
Best of all, when you download this free eGuide, you’ll also get subscribed to the weekly Procrastinating Writers newsletter, which is full of exclusive content, tips and giveaways just for subscribers.
Butt-In-Chair: A no-excuses writing productivity guide for writers who struggle to get started is a downloadable eBook created to help you sit down and start writing, by giving you concrete writing methods, tools and ideas for getting writing done.
Each section contains:
- Guidance and support–Each section is written to help you work through all the things that hold you back and find effective ways to develop a habit of writing.
- Sit Down and Write!–At the end of each section, there’s a box loaded with writing exercises and journal prompts. All designed to get you writing.
There’s also an Appendix full of printable worksheets and checklists that you can fill out, write all over, tear apart and utilize to help you make the most of the available writing hours you have each day/week.
This 117-page eBook is designed to do one thing and one thing only: Get you writing!
To learn more about this eBook (or to purchase a copy of it), visit the Butt-In-Chair page.
Eventually ever writer will ask herself the following question: Should I use a pen name?
Come on, you know you’ve thought about it. What would it be like to use a pen name? To write under a name that’s not really yours.
Authors have done it in the past and will continue to do it. And using a pen name is actually a pretty smart choice, since most real names aren’t very marketable.
But the decision is yours and yours alone.
Immerse yourself in the world of pen names and come out with your perfect pen name, and the guidance and information you need to use it.
Larry Brooks’ eBooks (and Storyfix.com)
Larry Brooks is not only a best-selling fiction author, but a complete fiction-writing genius! He’s been such an inspiration to me and many other writers. He always hits the nail on the head with his advice and he has a no-BS approach that I respect and love.
Holly Lisle’s Newsletter
This is a great FREE resource and is chock-full of great writing advice. I highly recommend subscribing: http://hollylisle.com/newsletter.php.
Career Survival School For Writers—How To Think Sideways—by Holly Lisle
Holly recently switched to eBooks for her uber-successful writing program, How To Think Sideways. Now you can purchase each lesson separately, and work at your own pace.
Here’s what she has available in the series currently: