Habit: How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle Happy new year! A lot of people are starting new changes today. Some will give up quickly, some will doggedly persist until some kind of change has been achieved. The primary difference is forming habits. We sometimes dismiss the…

Writer Wednesday: How to be Dull

[A guest post from Basil Morley — or rather, a snippet from his forthcoming book How to be Dull: Standing out next to Genius, truly a guide for our times. I am helping to edit the collection together.] FOLLOW THE FLOCK Tips for blending in with the crowd Fear more, hope less. You know what gets…

NaNoWriMo Begins

If you have ever had any interest in writing, you have probably heard of NaNoWriMo, or [Inter]National Novel Writing Month. I haven’t actually done it before though I did take part in the Three Day Novel Writing contest and have actually written a novel in less than 10 days (which one? I’ll never tell). November…