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 […]
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 […]
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- […]
January 19, 2016
time for writing blurb

The Writing Jar — VIDEO

If you don’t have time to read the blog post, take a minute and get an overview here and kick your writing into high gear!
January 19, 2016
no more writer's block

The Writing Jar – Conquer Writer's Block by Preserving Ideas for Later

We’ve all experienced writer’s block—that sudden chasm that opens up between you and your next good idea. You stand next to the yawning abyss looking forlornly […]
December 28, 2015
recording and writing

Create Powerful Writing by Writing Out Loud — Part II

In Part I, I examined how reading your work aloud can help energize your copy by picking up on inconsistencies in reasoning, skips in logic, poor […]
December 15, 2015
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Create Powerful Writing by Writing Out Loud — Part I

Do you feel your writing is sometimes more blah than brilliant? If so, I am going to share one of my solutions to this widespread writer’s […]
December 9, 2015

My All-Time Favorite Writer’s Block Cure

My Writer’s Block Cure for Dummies: Writer’s block: it happens to all of us at some point. The page is blank and so is your mind. […]