Great Advice on Becoming a How-To Writer

March 17, 2016

How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit by Robert W. Bly Here are a few of the notes I took while reading this book . . . A how-to writer is a teacher in print. However, instead of teaching in a classroom, the how-to wroter [Keep Reading]

The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue

July 13, 2015

The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hough, Jr. As a teacher, I keep coming across posters that declare, “Said is Dead!” To me, these alternatives are just lazy. A good writer doesn’t need them. Said says it all. [Keep Reading]

Come on Writers, Use Your Wild Voice!

April 9, 2015

Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness by Judy Reeves I love the subtitle of this book, “Writing from Your Authentic Wildness” and I really want to see exactly what that entails. Part of me had to put away the actual title [Keep Reading]

Artists Don’t Have a Never-Ending Well

June 30, 2014

Producing art is taxing. It is a process that needs to be rewarded. Yet many people think artists don’t need to be compensated for their work. They erroneously believe that there is an infinite well from which we draw. Art isn’t valued the way [Keep Reading]

4 Ideal Apps for Creative Writers

June 17, 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, the employment opportunities for writers and authors is projected to grow 3 percent from by 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite this fact, strong competition is expected [Keep Reading]

A Great Writing Guide: The Creative Compass

April 17, 2014

The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada. I took quite a few notes as I read this book. Here are some of the passages that really spoke to me. On the importance of giving ourselves time [Keep Reading]

Fast Fiction – A Guide to Novel Writing

February 24, 2014

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden National Novel Writing Month is a huge event that happens every November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It sound nearly impossible, but I [Keep Reading]
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