Is Your System Broken? Break Out!

I had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing young men not too long ago: Seth and Chandler Bolt.  You may have heard of at least one of the Bolts through his band, NEEDTOBREATHE:  NEEDTOBREATHE – Something Beautiful Anyway, they (the Brothers Bolt) wrote a book.  In a week. That’s right — 370 pages, 7 days.  What could you do with …

Nick ThackerIs Your System Broken? Break Out!

“No Time” is No Excuse

“I’m busy” – is the most common excuse that most people use when they can’t get started with their writing. Even if they have set their goals and know how to achieve it they still fail in putting it into action. Time is abundant but the problem is you tend to invest it elsewhere. If you want to become a …

Nick Thacker“No Time” is No Excuse

Write Fast: How to Keep your Fingers Flying Over the Keyboard

For many writers, time is money. If you aren’t writing, you aren’t earning. Therefore, the faster you write, and the more you can get accomplished, the fatter your paycheck will be! However, writing fast is about more than just money. It is about a sense of accomplishment. It is about meeting your readers’ needs. It is about expressing your true …

Nick ThackerWrite Fast: How to Keep your Fingers Flying Over the Keyboard

“Next Thing” Disease: How to Kill Your Productivity

I have a made up disease, one I like to call “Next Thing” disease.  It’s pretty simple — I can’t focus on what’s in front of me. Instead, I’m searching, longing, and working for what’s “next.”  I’ve had the disease my entire life, but I’m only coming to terms with it now. When I was in grade school, I was …

Nick Thacker“Next Thing” Disease: How to Kill Your Productivity

The Blogging Writer: 2014 Productivity Planner – Now Available!

It’s not a secret — 2014’s right around the corner.  Like tomorrow.   Are you ready for it? I’ve been busy relaxing, playing video games, reading, and basically doing everything I can non-work-related.  It’s been fun, but it’s time to get back to work! I’m excited for what 2014 might bring. I’m planning a major guest-posting campaign, the release of …

Nick ThackerThe Blogging Writer: 2014 Productivity Planner – Now Available!

How to Increase Your Writing Output with Less Technology

The start of my freelance writing career was a careful balancing act. I’d recently quit my job as a barista to force myself to find bigger and better things. The first work I found was a gig with the content mill Demand Studios, and it was one of my first experiences without a boss telling me what to do. To …

Nick ThackerHow to Increase Your Writing Output with Less Technology

Staying Sane: Productivity in a Non-Stop World

I’ve been slammed lately — too much work at work, too much work at home, and too much work all around.  It’s fun in some ways — I like staying busy, and I like everything I’m doing. The question I’ve been asking myself though is this:  Am I doing everything efficiently and effectively, or am I just staying busy? Am I …

Nick ThackerStaying Sane: Productivity in a Non-Stop World

10 Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

Only a few more days and then we’re off and running for this year’s National Novel Writing Month. It’s a fast-paced, intensive month of writing, and while you don’t have to write an actual novel, the goal is to hit 50,000 words.  My own first experience with NaNo allowed me to finish my first novel, The Golden Crystal, which is …

Nick Thacker10 Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

Gearing Up – NaNoWriMo and A Magic Potion Recipe

Are you ready? It’s almost here. The moment you’ve (probably not) been waiting for. Dust off those typewriters, update your copy of Scrviener, or sharpen those pencils… It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo.  As you probably have heard, NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” and it happens every year in November. It’s a grueling, 50,000-words-by-the-end-of-the-month competition against yourself. And if …

Nick ThackerGearing Up – NaNoWriMo and A Magic Potion Recipe