Have you ever gotten stuck in a writing project, and just when your frustration reached its peak, you heard some bit of sage advice that helped you see how to move forward?
There aren’t many writing problems that a few good writing tips can’t solve. Whether you need to develop your voice or use fewer clichés, quick tips can contain exactly the wisdom you need.
I keep a file of quotes by authors so that I can refer to their expertise when I need it. I also have several books, notebooks, and other documents filled with writing tips and techniques, and I like to review these every so often to see what I need to bring into my own work. In many cases, these tips are just quick reminders of all the lessons I’ve learned before. Read More
Poetry Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Today’s poetry prompts come from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for writers and includes... [Read more]
Is your muse on vacation? Get your writing ideas here! Have you ever sat down to start a new writing project and then realized an hour later you were still sitting there, staring idly at the blank page? Sometimes... [Read more]
“Report It” from 101 Creative Writing Exercises. Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from my book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises. It’s packed with writing exercises to help you explore... [Read more]
This is quite possibly the best thing ever. Enjoy! Thanks to “Weird Al” Yankovic, we writers now have our very own anthem. [Read more] Read More →
The writing community rocks! Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book 10 Core Practices for Better Writing. This excerpt is from “Chapter Ten: Community, Industry, and Audience,” which explains... [Read more]
Do you have good grammar habits? Can you imagine a nutritionist who eats exclusively at fast food restaurants? A personal trainer who never exercises? A writer who can’t be bothered with grammar,... [Read more]
Is creative writing a lot of fun, a lot of work, or both? Creative writing belongs to the arts, and the arts are an odd bunch. People pursue artistic endeavors for different reasons. For some, it’s... [Read more]Get more creative writing ideas and tips for better writing...