Two Tricks to Unblock Writer’s Block

Hey there, Writers! Popping in with a mini-post on WRITER’S BLOCK for y’all! This is one of my lessons from my FREE writing course How to Fill Your Creative Well. I’m sharing with you because it’s valuable advice for any writer at any part of the journey that they can use … READ MORE

Why Balance Keeps You Stuck

don't feel like a failure if you can't find balance in your life. Balance may not exist for you. Strive for something that flows with flexibility and forgiveness instead. Read this post to find out how you can approach your to-do list in a kinder, gentler way.

One of the biggest struggles I hear from writers is that they can’t find balance in their lives. They fight to fit their real-world life with their creative life and day after day, time after time, their efforts are thwarted. They may find success for an hour or even a … READ MORE

How You can Achieve your Writing Goals and be a More Productive Writer

This how to become a more productive writer essay shows that you can achieve your writing goals and be a more productive writer as long as you know under which conditions you work best, which she refers to as natural writing forces. Here’s how you can be a more productive writer

Deadlines, goals, accountability, and schedules can all play important roles toward helping you become a more productive writer. But if you are having trouble achieving your goals or meeting deadlines, then it might be because you don’t know how to effectively work in certain situations. Every writer has a unique … READ MORE

Natural Writing Forces

Natural writing forces are always at work, whether you know what they’re up to or not. They determine what time of day you prefer to write. If you finish your projects. Whether you turn to Facebook when the writing isn’t going well. If you let fear stand in your way. … READ MORE

How to find your best writing practices

Do you know which writing practices work best for you? Read this post by Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach to learn how to examine your fundamental writing forces, intention, and sense of fulfillment to build your best writing practices.

There are writing practices, and then there are YOUR writing practices. If you were to jump on the internet right this second and Google “How to write a novel in three months” you would actually get hits, lots of hits, on this very subject. According to Google, there are a … READ MORE

Why Failure Can Help You Become a Better Writer

If you let failure turn you away from your dream to write, consider this post by Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach where she explains why failure can actually help you become a better writer and lead you to success.

Writers who are new to the craft don’t understand that failure leads to success. The fact is that no writer gets it right the first time out of the gate, but for some reason the fear of failure compels beginning writers to give up. Many actually give up before they … READ MORE

Do you want to make the time to write?

Do you want to make time to write? Intentional writers need to plan time to write to be successful. Read this post on Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach to find out why making time to write is one of the toughest choices for writers to make.

About 12 years ago, I began to write at 4:00 in the mornings because of my youngest child’s sleeping troubles. Back then, I was inconvenienced and annoyed. Eventually, though, I realized I had unwittingly stumbled upon the magical time of day to write (for me). My creativity responded to these … READ MORE

Characteristics of a Writer

Writers fall somewhere on the spectrum between Exploratory and Intentional. Read the post to find out what kind of writer you are.

A couple of writing pals of mine once got into a debate over whether to characterize a mutual friend as a writer. She penned a novel-length journal of her summers with her grandmother. She had no intention of publishing the material or sharing it with anyone. She merely wanted to … READ MORE

5 Tips for Developing a Strategic Plan

Do you have trouble sticking with goals? Do you want to be more productive with your writing? Check out this post by Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach on 5 Tips for Developing a Strategic Plan to help you respond and take action on your goals and move forward with your writing goals.

  As a goal-oriented person, I am a big believer in checklists and assigned tasks/projects with deadlines. But traditional goal-setting never worked well for me. I need to have a core reason to get things done, something that answers to my life purpose. My search for a personalized, targeted system … READ MORE

Writers, the best ideas don’t come from a store

Finding information is all the rage with the ease and power and fun of technology. Any time we need an answer to a question, if no one knows it off the top of their heads, someone will shout, “Google it!” and multiple devices light up with action. When I worked … READ MORE