January 2021

Why is writing like jazz

A good writer is like a jazz musician. Every good musician has a lot of knowledge about music. They’ve got a background in music. They know their scales and their music theory; they attended numerous classes and practised. What makes a fantastic jazz musician, though, isn’t just their knowledge of the rules. It’s about bending them to make incredible music.

How to generate blog ideas

Like anything else, coming up with blog post topics is a skill you can hone. The more you work on it, the easier it becomes. Sometimes, great ideas come unbidden. You’ll be doing the dishes, or taking a shower, or hanging out with friends, and an amazing topic dawns on you. Always remember to jot it down as soon as

Know when to give up on a blog post

It may seem counter-productive. We’re always giving you tips on how to start writing and keep going. Discouraging you from writing shouldn’t be on our agenda, right? And yet, sometimes, the best thing you can possibly do for yourself and your blog is to abandon your draft and start from scratch. Every writer does it. Quitting isn’t the worst thing

Creating a writing schedule for the New Year

The dreadful 2020 is finally over. Now that 2021 is finally here, it’s time to put your New Year writing resolution to practice. Don’t procrastinate starting your project. Procrastination is the arch-enemy of every great plan—it slowly saps away our resolve. It’s so easy to say I’ll start tomorrow; after all, just one day delay is nothing serious. But, keep

How to set your writing New Year’s resolutions

Everyone is more than ready to leave 2020 far behind and preferably never visit it again. This holiday time is vastly different for many of us and for many reasons. Perhaps, there’s going to be an empty chair at the table for the first time, with someone’s absence so palpable it’s hard to breathe. Or maybe, instead of seeing family