2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 20

For today’s task, write another blog post. The biggest “trick” to blogging isn’t even a trick: It’s taking the time to roll up your sleeves and blog at least once a week (preferably the same day of the week). Consistency … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 16

Today’s task is to participate in a Twitter chat. The first chat will start around 4 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time). If you don’t have a Twitter account, then an additional assignment is to create a Twitter account. They’re free to … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 15

For today’s task, join at least one more social media site. Unless you’re already a member of every social network, this is a good task to see the strengths and weaknesses of various sites–and to see if one suits you … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 2

The goal yesterday was to make a list of goals, both long-term and short-term. Today’s task is to sketch out how you are going to accomplish your goals. This will act as your road map to the destination of completing … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Guidelines

After more than a decade of working with the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, one trend is clear: January is a month when many people start chasing their writing dreams. However, most don’t keep it up into February. To try and … More »

4 Social Media Tips for Writers

Beyond the actual writing, the most important thing writers can do for their writing careers is to build a writer platform. This writer platform can consist of any number of quantifiable information about your reach to your target audience, and … More »