Oliver Burkeman’s new book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It explores how to build a life of creativity, productivity and meaning when we have limited time available — and even less control over that time. …


From punchy pep talks to solid science, I’ve been reading books about how to build better habits and keep going for over a decade. These are the ones I turn to again and again when I want a burst of inspiration or help answering a tricky coaching question. …


Every writer has a backstory. The hidden hours of practice that got them to their ‘overnight’ success. Whether you’re creating a tenure track publication pipeline, or a poet working towards a first collection, it takes years to gain expertise as a writer. …


Lack of time is the often biggest barrier to making ideas happen. Find out how you can make time in busy schedules with these four approaches.

I’m not going to sugar coat it. Making ideas happen is tough — that’s why it’s a hustle. …


Many things get in the way of writing — from the siren call of social media to children clamouring for attention. Find out what obstacles writers face and how to battle your writing baddies with obstacle thinking. Learn to WOOP with some help from video games.

The time is right…


Feeling time-poor, burned out and unable to concentrate on your work in progress? Changing how you feel about the time you have can transform your writing practice. It all starts with noticing.

No time to write

The most common complaint we hear from writers is that they don’t have enough time to write. Over…


“Don’t fall in love with your idea,” is the advice I give most often to budding entrepreneurs. After a year that’s taught many of us difficult lessons about business resilience, I’ve watched an idea I love fail and had to consider my own advice.

The calls to follow your passion…


‘How to build a writing habit’ is clickbait for writers. Habits are a magic bullet to kill procrastination and end struggles with willpower. But beware! Writing does not meet the scientific definition of a habit so striving for the gold standard will end in failure. …


Getting clarity on your writing dreams helps you take action to achieve them. From visualising a simple goal, to a story about the future, to getting creative with sticky tape and crayon, here are 8 expert exercises to help you visualise writing success.

1. From affirmations to identity

Affirmations are positive statements that challenge and…


“I shall be a bestselling writer” wrote Octavia E Butler in 1988. She is not alone in fantasising about writing chart-topping books — I’d wager most writers have dreamed of such a thing.

Butler was a struggling writer when she wrote a private manifesto for success in the front cover…

Bec Evans

Author of How to Have a Happy Hustle, founder Prolifiko writes about innovation, creativity, philosophy, productivity & writing.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store