improving your writing Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

What to Do When You Get Stuck While Writing Your Book

By Joanna Campbell Slan When folks complain of “writer’s block,” they’re often complaining that they’ve gotten stuck. Or that they just don’t know what to write next. That can happen to any of us. Maybe you know how your book will begin. You might also know how it ends. But what will you do to […]

Writing a Book In A Week–Can It Be Done?

Twice a year, my friends at RWA put together an experience that they call “BIAW.” That’s short for Book In A Week. Last time I participated, I wrote more than 22,000 words that week. My friend Beverly Bateman was the word-wrangler, and bless her heart, she kept cheering me on. After the first day, she […]

How Anyone Can Improve His or Her Writing Almost Instantly

By Joanna Campbell Slan School has started, and your child may be one of many who struggles with written assignments. Or perhaps you, yourself, are going back to school. Or maybe now that your kids are off to classes, you’ve decided to get down to the business of writing that book you’ve been meaning to […]