This column is not a resolution. It's just one more arrow in your quiver as you work to turn yourself into a productive writer in 2018.  Continue reading...

This writing productivity quiz highlights three aspects of writing to which you should be paying attention.  Continue reading...

Here's what boredom, blood and books have to do with great writing, according to great writers.  Continue reading...

Toggling between two vastly different mindsets — being open-minded and being highly focused — is challenging and messy but it's the best way to become a creative, confident, productive writer.  Continue reading...

A big part of succeeding at a test is knowing how to take it. Given that job testing seems to be growing, and that more than 60 percent of organizations with more than 100 employees do it, here is some advice on how to ace a writing assessment test.  Continue reading...

Now that I've worked on both sides of the desk — as a writer and editor — for more than 35 years, I have a well-developed sense of what you have to do to make editors like you. Here are 10 sure-fire ways.  Continue reading...

Emotional Intelligence might sound like another woo-woo, New Age theory. In fact, it is a scientifically proven phenomenon that has huge implications for all of us. Especially writers.  Continue reading...

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