I recently read a great book called The Writers Coach by Jack Hart. It’s a must have for any writer that struggles with the process. Two tips that I now use every day are: **themes and jot outlines**.
When I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone I rediscovered my love for Podcasts. I found myself downloading and subscribing to hundreds of them. I would conveniently have them with me during the day and when I would do a remedial task I would listen to the news or any other interest that seems to occupy time that I do not have.
Reading fiction and understanding how it works is a fun way to expand and improve your writing skills.
You know now that you should blog. You may have even thought about what it is you should be blogging about. In case you haven’t, the one sentence answer is: Blog about what you know about.
Now comes the technology…
Penelope Trunk, the Brazen Careerist, wrote in a recent blog that a good piece of advice for anyone starting a company was to write a press release first. According to Ms. Trunk, once you have written that press release, simply work backward from your vision in developing your business plan.
I write best in my office. Having all my stuff – computer, books, notepads, different color pens and highlighters, my small and large dictionaries, my trusted thesaurus, refrigerator down the hall and Willie the Wonder Dog at my feet, helps me stay relaxed and focused.