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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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Gifted Writer Draws Inspiration From Intriguing Background

Alicia Hilton doesn’t have a problem finding things to write about. With an intriguing and accomplished background as an FBI Special Agent, an attorney and law professor, and a fine art consultant, ideas that she can formulate into expressive writing … 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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Authors: Book Covers Are Vital to Your Book’s Success

If you read the comments after my post, “Writing a Book? Your Title Is Key,” you noticed that William Sheehan, one of my followers, asked me to address the topic of book covers. The Wall Street Journal once published, “You … Continue reading

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Writing a Book? Your Title is Key

If you’re writing a book or thinking of writing one, consider that the title of that book is extremely important. Good titles sell books, just like attractive book covers do. A good title will grab the readers’ attention so they’ll … Continue reading

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Beware: Follow Protocol in Writer’s Support Groups

You can make a session of your writer’s support group productive by keeping some simple rules in mind. First, your critique group should be limited to one genre, such as poetry, memoir, novel, play or short story. There should be … Continue reading

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Start A Writer’s Support Group

Whether you are new in town, new to writing, or an experienced writer, you may want to start a support group that will give you ideas and critique your work. It’s not difficult to start a group, and you may … Continue reading

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When and Where Do You Do Your Best Writing?

I do my best writing when it’s quiet, very quiet. I like to write late at night and into the early morning hours when no one is asking me for anything, the phone isn’t ringing, and there isn’t a lot … Continue reading

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Be An Ambassador of The Written Word

You don’t need to be an experienced, published writer to be an ambassador of the written word. You can be one, even if you’re a beginning writer. Ambassadorship takes many forms. I write non-fiction and poetry. Since April is Poetry … Continue reading

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