Copyright © Shaun R. Fawcett As Webmaster of a number of popular writing help destination sites, I am often asked to assist people with writing their complaint letters. In fact, “complaint letter” info and samples are among the most popular subjects of searches on my Web sites. Personally, I enjoy …

During my 30-year career in a variety of professional positions in both the private and public sectors I have written literally thousands of letters and memos and hundreds of reports. If I had to boil–down everything I’ve learned about practical day-to-day writing for both personal and business purposes into 10 …

1.  Don’t set yourself a writing routine or stick to it. 2.  Always make sure that doing your writing is at the bottom of your list of priorities, and even when you are writing, if something else you have to do that day springs to mind, then go and do …

Let’s face it: some kids just don’t like to read. Increasingly, parents, teachers, librarians, and editors are looking for books that will appeal to reluctant readers. When I was writing The Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read (Random House), I read hundreds of children’s books, old …

Most people can easily identify with the dreaded “writer’s block”. It is a well-known phenomenon that just about everyone has faced at least once in their lives. I used to suffer from writer’s block, big time! Thus, I know through personal anguish and suffering, that it is definitely not a …

The world of creative writing is an ever expanding one as stories or genres continue to evolve in a natural reaction to the changes in time. Having confirmed writing skills, however, is not enough to succeed in creative writing. Having passion for it is more important than having technical expertise. …