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A Better Way to Set Your Writing Goals (And Actually Achieve Them)

What Are YOUR Writing Goals? Setting achievable writing goals is a MUST for any writer. I’ve written before on this blog that writing goals also need to be ‘concrete’ … In other words, it’s not enough to just say we want to do something! We have to figure out HOW we are going to get it done as well. It’s important to remember that whatever your ambitions are as a creative writer, your ability to achieve them depends on more than just willpower. This is especially true when it comes to larger, more complex goals. Thinking big is great, but… Read More »A Better Way to Set Your Writing Goals (And Actually Achieve Them)

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9 Top Tips To Become An Organised Writer

Getting Organised Some of the things writers get stressed about are perfectly normal: plot, characters, conflict, resolution, backstory, timelines, world building, consistency, editors’ notes, cover art, titles, book blurbs, good reviews, bad reviews. That’s all fine, because it’s part of being a writer. But many of us also get stressed about missing deadlines, reaching the end of another day without having written anything, forgetting where we put our notes/contract/cat, drowning in paperwork, office admin piling up, not being able to relax with our family because we’re behind schedule… That’s not fine, and it doesn’t have to be that way. In… Read More »9 Top Tips To Become An Organised Writer

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1 Thing That Will Make All The Difference To Your Writing

Get Productive … But How?? What’s the difference between someone who gets their writing done and someone who doesn’t? Well we all know the drill. We need to … Get organised Set goals Smash targets Evaluate our progress Easy, right? AS IF!  Everyone knows the ‘secret’ is productivity, but very few agree what this looks like … But everyone agrees there never seems to be enough time. LE SIGH. Trying to be productive gets tiring after a while. It happens to the best of us. I get it. Things are stressful in our jobs, raising a family, dealing with the post-Covid… Read More »1 Thing That Will Make All The Difference To Your Writing

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NEWSFLASH: Like it or Not, You Need To Outline

Oi, You … Yes YOU Look, I’m not saying an outline is an absolute MUST for writers … Except I am and you are utterly bonkers if you don’t outline! (What?? BRING IT!). Anyway, while I head off angry non-outlining writers at the pass, here’s why you SHOULD BE … Ready? Let’s go! 1) The Industry Expects It As screenwriters, we need to get used to outlining, because that’s the way of the industry. No one is going to pay us real money just to dive into a draft head first and ‘see how we go’. If nothing else, what happens… Read More »NEWSFLASH: Like it or Not, You Need To Outline

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Top 9 Time Management Secrets To Help You Write More

Time Management Secrets There’s not a writer alive who feels they have all the time in the world to get their next piece written. It’s a constant battle between the need to put in the hours on the one hand, and the fact that you can only be creative for so long on the other. The secret is to really make the most of every single minute of the day and make the smart choices that allow the words to flow effortlessly onto the page. Let’s take a look at a few of the secrets the very best writers use… Read More »Top 9 Time Management Secrets To Help You Write More

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5 Simple Tips For Balancing Kids And Writing

Writing And Kids Kids are great. We need them to carry on/fix the planet. They also give purpose and meaning to life for a lot of people, me included. Obviously not everyone wants or even likes kids, but I do and I cannot imagine my life without my beloved spawn. But kids are also the absolute worst, because they take up loads of time you could be writing. Arf, seriously like I said … I lovelovelove my kids, I would literally die for them. But they’re also annoying and selfish and loud and oh, just like me. What a surprise. NOT!… Read More »5 Simple Tips For Balancing Kids And Writing

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55 Top Tips Bang2writers Already Know … Do You?

Don’t Miss Out Bang2writers this year have swarmed all over this website … With 35K+ hits per month this year,  they’ve absorbed its delicious writing-tip-goodness like the 1950s version of The Blob. Wow! But this means NON-regular Bang2writers might be at a disadvantage. You see, this blog has been going for a looooong time now. So if you’ve not read the most popular articles on this site? You are literally missing out on the knowledge your competition already knows!! But you know B2W will always have you covered. So I’ve rounded up the top 55 articles Bang2writers hit consistently this… Read More »55 Top Tips Bang2writers Already Know … Do You?

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5 Reasons To Make Planning Your Writing A Priority

New Year, New Plan I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions (‘must eat less chocolate’, yawn), but planning your writing for the year ahead is a brilliant thing. No, wait, come back! I don’t mean the kind of plan that makes you feel bad every time you look at it. I mean the kind that inspires and supports you, that helps you to write a little more and feel better about it. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons to love planning: 1) Planning makes everything feel more manageable Writing projects can feel overwhelming, leaving you feeling MEH and avoiding writing.… Read More »5 Reasons To Make Planning Your Writing A Priority

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Productivity Matters: How To Get Stuff Done

All About Productivity Productivity is a key concern of Bang2writers. It’s not difficult to see why: procrastination is a huge problem for writers. It’s easy to get stuck in a non-productive rut. We are daydreamers after all! So, if you’re a hobby writer wanting to turn pro, or a pro wanting to get more done, you need to learn how to boost your productivity. Luckily, we at B2W Headquarters have put together this handy round-up to help you make the most of your writing time. 1) 11 Habits That Can Transform Your Productivity Create good habits. Sounds easy, doesn’t it??… Read More »Productivity Matters: How To Get Stuff Done

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2 Secrets To Unstoppable Productivity

Be Unstoppable I am an unstoppable writer. People ask me all the time if I can bend time, or have some kind of special secret. As I always write on this blog, the answer is NO. Not on your nelly. Unstoppable writers are not some kind of higher beings. Here is how I get stuff done: I decide to do something. I will stop at nothing until I get it done. But okay, you want more details. Fine. Here’s two things that really help you become unstoppable: 1) Laser Focus I’ve written before about the importance of setting and evaluating… Read More »2 Secrets To Unstoppable Productivity

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12 Amazing Authors Share Their First Draft Top Tips

First Things First First drafts seem to be your favourite part of the process, or THE WORST. For me, I hate every minute of the first draft – I guess it’s the editor in me! But since it’s November, that means Nanowrimo … So I thought I would crack open my email address book and ask some experts their first draft tips. Enjoy! 1) ‘Call Draft 1 a plan’ – Sophie Hannah Call it a really detailed plan, not a first draft – this takes the pressure right off! BIO: Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling author of psychological crime… Read More »12 Amazing Authors Share Their First Draft Top Tips

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1 Simple Tip To Help You Get More Writing Done

Get It Done ‘Get more writing done’ is a Google search that sends literally thousands of writers to this blog every single year. What’s more, countless Bang2writers lament to me they ‘never have enough time’. Because I am a prolific writer, Bang2writers will also ask me constantly me what ‘my secret is’ or how I ‘bend time’ too. I’ve always told Bang2writers that writing lots is ‘just’ (!) down routine and time management … But recently I’ve decided to take specific note of what I do, in order to churn out those words so I might offer up more tangible… Read More »1 Simple Tip To Help You Get More Writing Done

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