The WordNerds know that the toughest part of writing is actually sitting down and meeting your goals. To watch all of our productivity videos, use the playlist. To find a specific productivity/motivation/goal setting video, use the list below or the search bar.
E. Latimer talks about the importance of writing something daily (but not hating yourself when you don’t), and letting yourself suck.
Calyn Morgan talks about overcoming life and publishing’s hiccups and how to get yourself back into the groove.
Erica Crouch talks about managing productivity while dealing with anxiety disorders or depression. It’s okay to take a break to take care of yourself!
Ariane Felix–writer, YouTuber, and Pitch Wars Alum–talks about her favorite aspects of Scrivener!
Meghan Jashinsky gives some tips on how to handle this whole back-to-school thing while still finding time to write.
Erica Crouch talks about how she tries to balance being a full time student with writing. The word of the day is BALANCE!
Kellie Sheridan thinks it’s okay to to need to focus on something other than writing sometimes, but remember to go into super productivity mode to get it all done. And then jump back into your writing!
Erica Crouch talks about setting realistic deadlines for yourself and then sticking to them.
Meghan Jashinsky provides three questions you can ask to determine whether your distraction needs attention now, or if it can wait until after you write.
Erica Crouch wants you to keep your chin up and keep moving forward, even when you don’t reach your goals.
Kellie Sheridan encourages you to dream big and set attainable, but still reaching, goals for 2017.
Kellie Sheridan talks about setting big goals for yourself at the new year.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about ways to help make yourself write when you just don’t want to or when you’re struggling to get into it.
Emma Gisclair talks about the BICHOK (Butt In Chair, Hands on Keyboard) method.
Rachel Sargeant talks about getting back into the habit of writing after taking some time away from it. HINT: a sacrifice is always a good start.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to make yourself write when you are in a slump.
Meghan Jashinsky tried to write as many words as she possibly could in 48 hours. Here’s how it went.
K.N. Lee–NYT and USA Today bestselling author–talks about how switching from pantsing to plotting helped her become a stronger, more focused writer. She also shares how you can become more of a plotter while still maintaining the free, character-driven feeling of pantsing.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about avoiding distractions and shiny new ideas, and maintaining excitement as you try to finish what you started.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk all things productivity and making sure you get those words on the page!
Meghan Jashinsky thinks that even though it’s almost the end of the year, you should still be setting new goals!
Meghan Jashinsky spent several months writing full time. Here’s the schedule she kept while doing so!
E. Latimer talks about making a collage of your goals.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about keeping your motivation high and sticking through your projects all the way to “The End.”
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss what motivates them to read and write.
Kellie Sheridan talks about finding the new beginnings in your life and using them to help motivate you to set and achieve goals.
Emma Gisclair talks about how September is a great month to take stock of what you’ve been doing and refresh your goals.
Erica Crouch wants you to be writing right now.
E. Latimer says that you should consider writing as important as your other responsibilities.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about reevaluating your goals to make sure that they are still attainable, challenging, and something you are passionate about.
Erica Crouch gives you permission to procrastinate when you absolutely need to.
E. Latimer wonders if you should make publishing resolutions at the new year (HINT: probably not).
New year, new goals, new existential crisis. Emma Gisclair talks about setting goals for 2017 and the new planner that’s going to (hopefully) help her track her progress.
E. Latimer talks about the importance of setting aside time for your writing.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to make yourself meet deadlines that you’ve set.
Emma Gisclair teaches about the SMART goal-setting method and how it can help you set achievable goals.
Emma Kate talks about the amazingness that are shiny new ideas, and what to do when they try to distract her from her existing projects.
Emma Gisclair shares some tips to help get you started if you’re considering becoming a writer.
Desiraye Williams talks about using punishments to help enforce deadlines.
Erica Crouch thinks you need to stop making excuses and get those words on the page!
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to keep your writing chops strong when there genuinely is no time (or energy) left for you to sit down and hammer out the words.
E. Latimer talks about not feeling like you have enough to write and making yourself get the words on the page when you feel like you’re juggling too many things.
E. Latimer talks about biting off more than you can chew and managing multiple projects.
Kellie Sheridan shares a few ways to track your writing so that you can increase your productivity.
Erica Crouch wants you to treat writing like a job!
Meghan Jashinsky asks what goals you set last year, and uses her 2016 goals to inform her goal setting for 2017.
Calyn Morgan talks about how there isn’t one correct way to write and the importance of trying new things to find out what will work best for your personality and your schedule.
Calyn Morgan asks for advice on how to be productive during the holidays.
Meghan Jashinsky thinks maybe you’re supposed to be writing right now…