Set New Goals for 2015

If you haven’t already, this is a great time to set some goals. Not resolutions. We all know how those end up. I’m talking about real, attainable goals for your writing career.

Your goal could be time-based, for example, to spend an hour writing every day. Or it could be productivity based, such as writing 5,000 words per week.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but ideally your goals will be SMART: Continue reading

How to tell a good story

I’m taking a blogging break this week, but here’s a little something: Ira Glass of the radio show This American Life discusses the elements of storytelling in this series of videos from Public Radio International.

Glass is speaking of nonfiction, particularly short nonfiction for broadcast. But the principles apply in long-form nonfiction and fiction also. Continue reading