Writer’s block

August 21, 2017

Pulling Your Muse from the Pit of Despair

You get rejected for the 500th contest you’ve entered. Then you read the stories that “win” and at least one of them is filled with grammatical errors […]
August 6, 2017
head space

Head Space: Making Room for Your Next Big Idea

It’s no secret you have to make room in your life for what you want. New clothes are lost in an overstuffed closet. Artwork displayed cheek-by-jowl […]
January 15, 2017
boredom for a good idea

This Little-Known Trick Can Generate a Good Idea for Your Next Story

Ever needed a good idea for a story and felt completely stumped? You know the feeling, that agonizing hum of dead air between the ears when you most need inspiration? If you’re […]
January 1, 2017
what to write

What to Write in 2017

New Year’s resolutions: Most are compounded in a surfeit of sparkly-eyed impulsiveness brought on by a combination of alcohol and hubris. What results from unattainable goal-setting is […]
December 19, 2016
what if

What If? A Writing Exercise to Generate New Ideas

What if you had a foolproof way of finding new and exciting ideas for stories? If you’re like me, sometimes ideas flow like water over the […]
September 25, 2016
ink in the flow

Writing Interrupted? Get Back in the Flow!

Life is busy, and full of responsibilities. Sometimes, this means having the flow of your writing interrupted by the daily deeds we all must do: full- […]
May 30, 2016
author struggling with writing process

The Book Starts Here: A (Simple) Writing Process That Works

Want a writing process that will get your book written fast? Don’t we all. And there are plenty of suggestions, programs, methods, and systems that claim to […]
May 15, 2016
fear of success

3 Ways Writers Can Conquer Fear of Success

Fear of success is rampant amongst writers, a group famous for derailing their own goals and wishes in a morbid cloud of creative angst. Step away from […]
February 9, 2016
this 70s sitcom will help you be a better writer

How This 70s Sitcom Can Make You A Better Writer

You remember Oscar Madison, the lovable lummox from Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”? Always pushing socks, dirty underwear, and food-laden dishes out of his way to scribble […]
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