How to Write Good Books

how to write good booksWe’re all influenced by the world around us. Natalie Goldberg’s quote on reading good books is a reminder that whatever we take in will affect whatever we put out:

“If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you.”

I believe this is a truth that goes beyond writing. When we surround ourselves with positive, supportive people, we in turn become more positive and supportive, fostering a nurturing environment that is conductive to achieving our fullest potential — as writers and as human beings. Read More

12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers

12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers

Check out these gifts and goodies for writers. All around the world, we have officially entered the holiday season. It’s a time for giving thanks, enjoying the company... [Read more]

Thought-Provoking Creative Writing Prompts

Thought-Provoking Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing prompts designed to make you think! Today’s post includes prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Writing is a tool we can use to... [Read more]

Journal Writing Tips: Daily Gratitudes

Journal Writing Tips: Daily Gratitudes

Be grateful and you’ll never run out of writing ideas. You might call your journal a notebook or diary. It’s the handy place where you store your thoughts, ideas,... [Read more]

Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters

Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters

Create characters with these fiction writing exercises. Whenever I’m working on a story idea, I spend a lot of time during the development stages making character sketches... [Read more]

Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer Should Know

Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer Should Know

Some of the most overlooked grammar rules and best writing practices. The more experience I gain as a writer, the more I’m convinced that writing is one of the most... [Read more]

What is the Theme of a Story?

What is the Theme of a Story?

What is the theme of a story? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter four: “Theme.” Enjoy! What is the... [Read more]

How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News

How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News

The news is a great source of writing ideas. Creative people are always looking for inspiration, and writers are no exception. We look to the people in our lives, to nature,... [Read more]

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