Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

17 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

17 New Year's Resolutions for Writers

If you’re in the habit of making New Year’s Resolutions, which I’m not particularly fond of — but if you must — then here are 17 potential changes to consider for the New Year, especially if you’re a writer:

1. Write what you’re called to write. Your job is not to pander or entertain. It’s to create, to share stuff from the soul as you are moved. If others are moved, well, then that is merely coincidental. Consider it “gravy.” Your job is to write. Leave the results to the readers.

135: 3 Elements of a Writing Habit that Lasts

135: 3 Undisputed Elements of a Writing Habit that Lasts

Writers write. It doesn’t seem that complicated, and yet you still struggle with establishing a writing habit. Why does a writing habit matter?

Because it’s a defining characteristic that differentiates amateurs from professionals. You can separate professionals from amateurs not only by the work they produce, but by the practice that goes into whatever they create.

The Best Christmas Gift a Writer Can Receive

The Best Christmas Gift a Writer Can Receive

This time of year is filled with joy, hope, and eggnog. We gather with loved ones to sing carols and exchange presents. But the best gift you can receive as a writer won’t be sitting under the tree.

Join Me for a Live Workshop in Nashville

Are you looking for a way to build a loyal tribe of readers? People who will follow your blog, read your book, pay you to speak, and buy your products? But you want more than just another online course or seminar? I’ve got something cooking just for you.

134: The Role of Writers as Torchbearers for Their Readers: Interview with Nancy Duarte

134: The Role of Writers as Torchbearers for Their Readers: Interview with Nancy Duarte

Whenever we tell a story, anytime we write a book, or publish a blog post, we’re trying to affect some kind of change. But the future is scary for our readers. They need us to light the way.