I'll kick today's post off with this list of seven essential skills you need to become a writer. If you're a writer, do you have all of those?
Do you write fantasy stories? If so, you may want to check out these tips for putting weapons in fantasy.
Regardless of what genre you write in though, beware of the curse of the backstory.
Finally, here are some tips on how mindfulness can be applied to writing, and how it can be useful in battling writers' block.