Category Archives: Writer’s Block

Writers: Find Creativity or Let It Find You

Sometimes it’s better not to talk to a relative or close friend about your goal to pursue creativity. They’ll talk you out of it or they’ll say creativity can wait until you’re retired. They’ll talk about how it’s impractical to … Continue reading

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Learn These Easy Steps to Become a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … Continue reading

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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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Writers of All Genres: Get Back to Basics and Get a Reality Check

No matter what genre we write in,  most of us struggle at certain points with motivating ourselves through writer’s block and the revision process. When we find ourselves languishing, often it’s time to start considering the basics again. Even an … Continue reading

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Is Writer’s Block Becoming A Common Excuse For You?

Post these affirmations to your desk or on your computer when Writer’s Block becomes too familiar to you: 1) My greatest piece is yet to come. 2) I can write. I have knowledge, wisdom, and discernment. 3) I have a … Continue reading

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Feature Writers and Columnists: Make Your Writing Shine

As feature writers and columnists, keep these tips uppermost in your mind. 1) If you don’t know what to write about, look around you, go out and do something, and observe. Drive past something–a business or an organization, and write … Continue reading

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Rid Yourself of Writer’s Block!

How do you rid yourself of writer’s block? Personally, I go for a walk off the beaten path with no sounds of traffic or screaming kids. A walk often refreshes my mind and the ideas flow. I asked a variety … Continue reading

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