Tip: Set specific writing goals. It doesn’t matter if they’re by the day, week, month or year (or all of those), but set the goal, make sure it’s obtainable, and stick to it. And by obtainable, I mean don’t set a goal of 50000 words for a day. Trust me, it won’t work. Make them realistic and get to it.

Thought: “I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” —Roald Dahl

Teaser: Go through your high school yearbook and pick out two or three people and write about them now. What is the “Class Clown” doing? The “Most Likely to Succeed”?