Motivation and Inspiration

Writing Motivation is a blog featuring inspiration for every kind of writer as well as tips, tools, and funny cartoons.

The book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, offers help on maintaining a good perspective on the creation and publication process. It is probably one of the most useful books out there for guiding you in eliminating all the stress that comes from trying to make a living in the arts, and it will invigorate your spirits—making writing fun again. (The website additionally offers opportunities to engage with other artists online, as well as information on teaching “the artist’s way”).

National Novel Writing Month Every November writers are challenged to churn out a 50,000-word novel. The site lets you track your progress and network with other participants.

Marketing and Promotion Motivation

For brilliant and ongoing ideas for marketing your books once completed—whether you’re self-publishing or through traditional means—you should also see our resources page on this topic.