We writers are gifted with turning a phrase, but with that power comes great responsibility.Read more "Do You Doublespeak?"
The fastest way to become a proficient writer is to make writing a part of your daily routine.There are many variations of the adage that talent matters little when not paired with persistence, and my experiences over the last several months have proved to me that small, incremental steps really can take you farther than you could ever imagine.Read more "Writing As Habit"
Sometimes life can get in the way of your creative goals and endeavors. It’s hard to sit down and write when arguments and expectations are whirling in your head, battling for attention. It’s even worse when the ones you love drag you onto to their stage, shove a tin sword in your hand and push you out to challenge their dragons.Read more "The Pen is Mightier…"
As writers and artists, we understand our creations are the culmination of our feelings and experiences, but how many of us are truly mining our histories for gems and treasures to fuel our projects and our self-perception?Read more "Your Past Can Be Your Creative Guide"
Telescopic sentences present an opportunity for writers to transform simple scenes with detail and description.Read more "You can win the battle of the run-on!"
When, as a writer or creative, you find yourself feeling unmotivated, uninspired or just plain blocked, re-frame your perspective and keep an eye out for signs you’re on the right track.Read more "Reframe it, Adjust It, Find a Fix"
Through creative writing and storytelling, you can endeavor to increase your audience’s appreciation and acceptance of different people, different cultures and different lifestyles. And that altered viewpoint or perception can spark empathy and promote tolerance.Read more "You Are Your Stories"