Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie Some of the special skills discussed in writing may have you feeling as if there is really no room for …

How’s your love affair with your Muse? That’s right, your Muse. Your creative source. Your inspiration for all the kooky, creative things you do. The voice that whispers, “Hey, why don’t you try en-caustic painting? That looks like fun!” Or maybe your voice has a more, well, cranky tone. Maybe …

A lot of Linguists and other scientists tried to establish a lot of methods to improve human memory and make the chain of thoughts and ideas more fluent and coherent. Robert Dilts was one of the scientists that established Neuro-Linguistic Programming as a way to improve writing skills and make …

Eager to see your byline in magazines like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Parade or Outside?  Here are 10 tips on getting past the threshold of “Maybe” to “Yes” at top magazines. 1.  Put timing on your side.  You can change a perennial story, where there’s no special reason to do it …

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 …

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. …

Authoring as a Risk-Taking Endeavor Being an unpublished novelist poses all sorts of dilemmas. Writing is entrepreneurial in nature, more than most people realize, and it is fraught with make or break decisions. Which side of the political spectrum do you show yourself? Do you embellish this or that social …

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 …