Maybe you’re a slow writer and have trouble producing enough work or meeting deadlines. Or maybe it seems like all good ideas have already been taken and you can’t come up with anything new to say.

Writing, like anything else worth pursuing, takes practice and it’s often hard work. William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, says it better: “Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard.”

Modern writers can take advantage of many things that weren’t available just a few decades ago –including many tools and apps you can use to make your life easier and improve your craft in the process.

Matt Banner, creator of the blog (where you can learn how to grow your blog’s traffic by over 312%) has the following tips to help you take your writing to the next level.