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Hot tips for winter writing

When the clocks change, fall back on these trusty writing tips.

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HallwilSchuleUhrAs the clocks fall back this weekend, so can motivation to get up each day and write. With the long months of winter upon us, it’s time to seek out tried-and-true strategies to stay inspired.

We’ve collected stories of inspiration to keep your creativity steamed up as we enter the cold weather months.

A great place to start is at the beginning. Use this helpful guide – 25 Tips to Sharpen Your Writing – to brush up on your writing skills before you face the blank page.

Feed your motivation while you feed yourself by checking out this list of eight foods to beat writer’s block. Who doesn’t need another excuse to consume some delicious dark chocolate?

Help cultivate your creativity with Let it Flow, which carefully breaks down components of the craft process and explains how to overcome obstacles when you hit a wall.

Get immediate incentive for working on a new project with Instant Writing Motivation. Both neurology and psychology provide strategies to get you jazzed for your work.


Sometimes the best way to overcome writer’s block is to step into a community. Sign up for a writing program or group in your area by checking out this and this list.

Still need a little push in the right direction? Our writing prompts can get you started.

The point is: Get started. Winter may be chilly, but we hope our guides will put a fire in your imagination.


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