Do You Know What A Plot Is?

Creative Writing Tips ?What a plot is and what a story is can be sometimes confusing. If you think they are the same? They are not. A plot is the outline of your story. The story is everything included.I will illustrate the difference by asking you to visualize two pictures?1.... Read More

How to Write Headlines for How-to Articles

Want to write a how-to article but can't come up with a topic?Start by naming the three biggest problems your customers or clients face. You've just come up with three ideas for three different articles. Be sure the topics tie into a service you provide, a product you sell, or... Read More

Looking For Good Copywriter Books?

If you are looking for copywriter books, you'll want to devote some time to reading. In fact, if you plan to look online for your copy writer resources, you might as well just devote your life to reading! There are so many books that are available for you to purchase.... Read More

Help! I Cant Write!

Writer's Block can strike like a King Cobra, paralyzing every little golden nugget you try to create. What can you do to lick it? Below are some fun suggestions to crack the nut! (write about each prompt for twenty minutes)1) Take yourself to the local coffee shop and eavesdrop. Write... Read More

A Simple Contest with a Strong Message: Wake Up Your Writing Spirit

The Blogfest 2005 Writing Contest has only been running for two weeks and already the results are overwhelming. And not because we're getting far more entries than we expected. It's because along with entries, we're also getting heartfelt messages from writers all over the world. I've run a few contests... Read More

10 Tips To Help You Pack More Power Into Your Business Writing

1. Before you write anything down define not what you want to say, but what your message must achieve. Keep that firmly in focus at all times and use it as the main goal for everything you write. Ask yourself "does this concept/approach /clever headline/earnest mission statement/ really help the... Read More

Write With Passion: 4 Steps To Emotionally Charge A Nonfiction Article

You have just completed a draft of an article. It seems flat, even to you. It needs some spunk. Needs to be more alive. Possibly you're at a loss on how to spruce it up so that it creates an emotional connection with the readers.A flat fiction character is easier... Read More

Publication Road

The journey to having my first novel for children published has been riddled with road blocks and shonky bridges. The good news? At every rickety stage I've picked up tips (and anti-tips) which I'm happy to share with everyone...ReadFor me, this was the easy stage! Aspiring writers need to read... Read More

5 Effective Web Writing Tips

Writing for the web is very different from writing for the print medium. Writing for the web requires some special abilities. Mastering these abilities is crucial to establish yourself as a well known author or content writer in this challenging medium.Here are a few key tips to make you an... Read More

Increase Your Chances Of Winning Writing Contests

Winning writing contests can provide several advantages to writers. For starters it's a great way to get your name in print and in front of potential readers. It can also provide professional credits for your writing portfolio, and prize rewards to augment your income.Just participating can get new writers into... Read More

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Generate Story Ideas

There are many ways you can generate ideas you can... Read More

Three Tips to Improve Your Writing Rhythm

As a professional copywriter, not only do I do a... Read More

Starting a Freelance Writing Career (or Thoughts About Taking the Plunge)

Nike's ad has taken on new meaning for me of... Read More

Freelance Writing: A Career From Anywhere

An island in the Mediterranean. A beach in Africa. The... Read More

Writing and Self-examination

Good writing requires self-examination. Why is one writing? What part... Read More

Creating a Writing Space

It's important to have a space set aside in your... Read More

Important Points of Fiction

Fiction manuscripts receive feedback that addresses and scores: The theme... Read More

Basic Writing Tips ? Some Controversial, All Correct

As a previous article ("Making Better Word Choices ? 4... Read More

Top 7 Writers Sites for 2005

If you dream of turning your book into a best... Read More

Why Every Freelancer Should Have A Web Site

"Do I send samples, a media kit, or just the... Read More

How To Stay Fit While Writing

Day after day, writers tend to sit for hours writing... Read More

Is Your Title Compelling?

Short Story Writing Tips:Your title is your selling tool. It's... Read More

3 Tips to Achieve Your Writing Goals

1. Make your goals achievable.By achievable, we mean realistic and... Read More

The Writers Angst

What is this annoying, insidious angst that permeates my psyche?... Read More

Getting Published Is Different For Everyone: Two Paths Among Many

One obvious question that can get overlooked in the process... Read More

Creative Writing

Do you consider yourself a storyteller? Do you consider yourself... Read More

When I Run Out of Ideas

I do on occasion run out of ideas for my... Read More

Writing the KAIZEN Way

Over the past eight years or so, I have tutored... Read More

Screenwriting, Screenplays, Screenwriters ? Incremental Productivity

When attempting to understand Creativity and Innovation, it pays to... Read More

Writing Without Style

Style manuals are all well and good, and in fact,... Read More

The Self-indulgent Writier

A writer can never be self indulgent whether writing fiction,... Read More

Writing Help

Whether you are working for a small business, large corporation,... Read More

Water to Swim In

Not long ago, I took stock of my unrealized desire... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #2: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Portsea, England, in1812. His father... Read More

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 3 of 6

ELICIT, ILLICITElicit means to extract or draw out; illicit means... Read More

Proof Positive: the importance of proofreading

Last week I was having a quick browse on eBay... Read More

Whose Story Is It?

Whenever you sit down to plot a story (or even... Read More

Top 10 Tips to Complete a Creative Writing Project Without Losing Your Creativity

Have you ever started a creative writing project with great... Read More

Ways to Make Extra Income Using the Internet

To capitalize on ways to make extra income you can... Read More

The Struggle

Sometime one must coax the words out.Each day is a... Read More

Unusual Points of View

Most writers are familiar with first and third points of... Read More

Self-examination vs Self-indulgence

Self-examination is brutally honest. Self-indulgence is brutally maudlin.Writing requires the... Read More

Write For Yourself First

It would be very selfless or noble of me to... Read More