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Keep Writing!

When life gets hectic, it’s impossible to get your creative writing done. Inspiration might be knocking, but the house is so full, you’re not sure you can open the door and let it in. How can you keep writing? What if all you need is sixty seconds? We all have responsibilities to fulfill and obligations…Read More

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20 Creative Writing Careers

If creative writing is your passion, then you’d probably enjoy a career in which you could spend all day (or at least most of the day) pursuing that passion. But creative writing is an artistic pursuit, and we all know that a career in the arts isn’t easy to come by. It takes hard work,…Read More

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Creative Writing: Skill vs. Talent

Is effective and compelling creative writing borne of skill or talent? There has always been much debate about whether artistically inclined trades are a matter of learned skill or inherent talent. On the one hand, there is the belief that some are born with an active and imaginative right brain and are therefore better able to…Read More

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How to Be More Creative in Your Writing

Here’s an age-old question: is creative writing an art or a craft? Artistically minded writers will say that writing is most definitely an art while those who who think more analytically will claim writing is a skill, a trade, and a business. My answer is that writing can be either an art or a craft,…Read More

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How to Collect Writing Ideas While You’re Procrastinating Online

I love the web. In fact, I think it’s the single greatest invention of the twentieth century. It allows people to meet, connect, conduct business, and gather information quickly and easily, all from the comfort of…well, anywhere. It’s also an entertainment mecca. All that art! Music! Films! Literature! And games. The web is an enormous…Read More

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23 Creative Writing Activities That Don’t Involve Writing

Writer’s block happens. And let me be clear: I don’t believe in writer’s block as an excuse for not writing. Most of the time, when a writer self-diagnoses writer’s block, it’s really a case of I-should-be-writing-but-I’d-rather-be-doing-something-else or my-muse-has-left-the-building-and-I’m-too-lazy-to-look-for-her. There’s never an excuse for not writing, but there are times when the best course of action…Read More

Where do authors get their best writing ideas

Where Do Successful Authors Get Their Most Brilliant Writing Ideas?

Do writing ideas just fall out of the sky? Is it reasonable to sit around waiting for a great idea to land on your lap, so you can write the next big bestseller? I don’t think so. When it comes to developing worthwhile writing ideas, it’s either feast or famine for most of us. Some…Read More

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12 Places to Find Awesome Writing Ideas

We look high. We look low. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been looking forever and will keep looking forever more. Ideas. They’re out there and we know it. But where are they hiding? Why do they keep escaping us? How can we catch them? Writing ideas are not always easy to come by. Most ideas…Read More

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How to Engage Readers with Emotionally Charged Writing

In fiction and poetry, one of the greatest skills that a writer can possess is the ability to make the reader feel. If you can engage readers on an emotional level, you’ll have them hooked. Think about it. Most of the books, poems, movies, and TV shows that you love best are the ones with…Read More

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How to Stay Inspired

Writer’s block is probably the most frustrating experience any writer faces. You feel creative and you want to create, but you’re just not inspired. It happens to most artists from time to time, this disconnect from the muse. Yet there are creative people who seem to have overcome artistic roadblocks — authors who publish multiple…Read More

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