Category Archives: Writing Life

Being a writer isn’t just a job, it’s a life style. Whether it’s how to get work as a writer, how to present yourself as a writer, or another aspect of the writing life, we’ll talk about it here.

Writing Productivity: Measurements and Tools

Recently on the Copyediting blog, I wrote about how editors could measure their productivity: what measurements are useful, how to measure your productivity, and what tools you can use to measure them. Although writing is less linear than editing, productivity … Continue reading

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The Plagiarism of “Secrets”

What’s the difference between borrowing and stealing? Between inspiration and theft? A look at “Assassin of Secrets.” Continue reading

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Write to Self-Publish, Part 4

We wrap up our series on DIY publishing with a look at what to do once you’ve published your book. Continue reading

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Write to Self-Publish, Part 3

If you don’t want to pay a publisher to do everything for you, you can hire the necessary help yourself. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Write to Self-Publish, Part 2

We continue our series on DIY publishing with a look at print-on-demand publishers. Continue reading

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Write to Self-Publish, Part 1

Is self-publishing your book right for you? An overview of what it means to self-publish a book. Part one of a series. Continue reading

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Write the Drama of the Ordinary

There’s more to column writing than lather, rinse, repeat. John Clayton shares his advice on being a column writer. Continue reading

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Write What’s Really There

Pulitzer winner Paul Harding advises writers to “write what’s really there” and let form become “an emergent property.” Continue reading

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Get Ready for Writers’ Day

Sometimes writers need to get out from behind their desks and go talk to other writers. Writers’ Day helps you do that. Continue reading

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Social Media for Writers, Part 2: Tools of the Trade

You’ve built your brand and you’re ready to spread the word. Which social media tools should you use? Part two of two. Continue reading

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