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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Irresistible Topics to Delight Your Readers

Trying to find the perfect topic to write about is frustrating, isn’t it? You want to provide value in a way that will keep readers glued to your site. So week after week, you open a draft in WordPress and gaze at the blinking cursor, hoping that it will magically give you the perfect blog […]

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How to Write Addictively Readable Paragraphs

  Mmm, addictive writing. Like fantastic coffee or exquisite chocolate, it keeps readers perpetually coming back for more. Would you like to produce such work every time you write? Then you need to do more than just plunk words down on the page or screen. You must master the art of luring readers along the […]

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Book Manifesto: How To Zero In on The Book You Are Destined To Write

Do you know the hardest question for an author to answer? “What is special and unique about my book?” It’s not because you don’t know. It’s because you aren’t connected deeply enough to your vision and purpose. Or maybe you lost touch with the flash of inspiration that was once so clear you thought you’d […]

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6 Simple Tricks for Building A Strong Writing Habit

“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”– W. Somerset Maugham Do you ever feel like your writing life would be so much easier if only you could stay inspired? Maybe you had an initial burst of enthusiasm for the project you’re working on, but it quickly faded […]

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Facts of Fiction: Why Every Story Is An Escape Story

“Every story is an escape story.” I hold this bold idea in mind as I write a story. I’ve printed it up and taped it to the wall beside my computer. It serves as a story overview that acknowledges a fact of our human condition: We are all escaping something.   This radical notion hijacked […]

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How to Write For Money AND Love

Do you struggle between writing for passion or profit? At some point, every writer realizes that it’s not enough just to write for money, or simply to write for love. To sustain a fruitful long-term relationship with writing, you need to dance between the two, which can be sometimes difficult, often exhausting. We become writers because we […]

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The Winner of the WriteToDone Flash Fiction Contest No.1

A complete story in 500 words? Is it possible? The winning story of the WriteToDone Contest (read it below) shows what a talented writer can do with 500 words. The contest was judged by the WTD team, Mary Jaksch, Editor-in-Chief and Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor,  together with Head Judge,  Dr. John Yeoman of the Writer’s […]

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How to Create the Habit of Writing

“Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.” – Spanish proverb Note from the Editor-in-ChiefThis is a beautiful post by Leo Babauta. It was one of the first posts he wrote for WritetoDone. We’ve republished it because it carries an important message for all writers.  This, friends, is the linchpin: if you can create the habit of […]

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Overcome Procrastination With These Easy Strategies

If you’re a writer, you’re probably familiar with procrastination. It descends like a haze. It takes you over before you know it. And there you are, checking email for the millionth time rather than focusing on the task at hand. Judging yourself or wishing it wouldn’t happen are unlikely to help you. But turning to take […]

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10 Quotes to Kickstart Your Inspiration for Writing

In Leo Babauta’s article, 31 Ways to Find Inspiration For Your Writing, he says: Great quotes help inspire me. I like to go to various quote sites to find ideas to spark my writing, turns of phrase that show what can be done with the language, motivation for self-improvement. I’ve collected ten quotes to give […]

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