Tag : Improve Your Writing

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What every writer can learn from a songwriter’s process It’s interesting that no matter how much our blog tries to be broad in its scope and appeal, we inevitably end up catering much of our commentary and advice to novelists. This is rather hard to avoid considering most people who call themselves “writers” are those …
A science nerd’s perspective on hearing and emotions            I asked my friend the other day how she experiences music (the question was purposely ambiguous). She responded very simply, “I hear and feel it”. This may not sound all that profound to most people, but for me it was a reminder …
Writers need editors, and editors need to improve the writer’s work so people will love their writing.   The same holds trues with any art form, and Sister Act has one of the best examples I can think of. I’m sure we’ve at least heard of this movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (of Harry …
“Don’t give up just yet” I had been writing for a few years, and I had finally joined a writing class.  I felt I would do anything and I felt that my writing was good. I had paid for my online course, since at that time I was living in a fairly “out of the …
Harnessing the Spartan ideologies of perseverance and the power of the human will to succeed   What does it take to succeed? Well before you get your hopes up for what this post has to offer I’ll be honest and tell you that I have no knowledge of a recipe to success or even specific …
How to not get “Tangled” up in structure and embrace the creative process                 Sometimes the most creative and inspiring ideas come from the brainstorming that occurs when we just write. I have set a timer for 15 minutes and am hoping to write this post in that amount of time; I will post it …
                It seems appropriate to talk about this particular challenge at the end of the month, with all the days of the month behind us but not REALLY.  When a writer’s life is balanced with their personal commitments. What I mean is that rather than just passing by, …
                Does anyone else remember that movie that came out about 6 years ago called “Doubt”? I remember being so excited to see it mostly because in my eyes Meryl Streep is an unparalleled goddess when it comes to acting. It was a movie that challenged a part of the human condition that seems to …
                         I don’t know about you, but I have always had trouble concentrating or focussing deeply on something for extended periods of time. I tend to get distracted relatively easily when thinking of new ideas. Ignoring the potentially undiagnosed pathology of this symptom, I …
Friends are always needed when writing or editing or publishing, so without anymore of us writing our thanks, here is the lovely Breann on that very topic: When Rebecca asked me to write a blog entry for her writing blog I was a little nervous. I’m not very good with people. I never know what …
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