Inspiration & Creativity


8 Ways to Find Creative Valentine’s Day Article Ideas 21

Go beyond the usual “romantic gift ideas” and “how we met” articles. These Valentine’s Day article ideas and blog post prompts will fire your creativity and help you highlight February 14 in a fresh new way. The icing on the cake? You’ll boost your online traffic and readership! “One of the hallmarks of genius is an ability to spot connections between […]

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How to Get Good Story Ideas for Ezines and Print Magazines

Yes, you can be 100% sure that your pitches will pique the editor’s interest! Here’s how to get good story ideas to write for ezines, popular blogs, online journals, and even print magazines. “This is a great article on creative ways to find story ideas for articles, but I have two more tips to add,” says Joan J. Carrigan on 5 Creative […]

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6 Most Common Personality Traits of Successful Writers 14

According to Stephen King, it’s not talent that makes a writer successful. Here are the most common personality traits of writers who get published – and who even make a living from their writing. “Success seems like kind of a fluke to me. It’s not based on merit, since not everyone has the same opportunities. For me, it was just […]

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8 Time-Tested Personality Traits of the Best Poets and Writers 1

First, the results of a research study about the writing habits of famous writers. Then, the personality traits of the best poets and writers that stand the test of time. Which aren’t based on research. Here’s what a reader asked about the personality traits of successful writers: “Is it possible to learn to become a top writer or it is something […]

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How to Write Better – Make a Heart Map 5

What is a heart map, and how can it help you learn how to write better? Here’s how I mapped my heart and why I use it to make my writing more grabby. Heart maps are often used in poetry because they help writers tap into emotions, memories, and experiences. The more heartfelt and emotional your writing is, the more […]

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How I Became a Blogger – Laurie’s Story 6

The second best way to learn how to become a blogger is to discover other bloggers got started. The first best way to be a blogger is to simply start blogging! Here’s how I became a blogger, plus tips to get you started on your blog. This post is actually the first in my “This is My Story” series. I’ve […]

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Writing a Novel? How to Stay Motivated 4

I found a great article about writing a novel on The Independent. Here’s the best of the tips on how to stay motivated – I tweaked them to apply to writers who need a boost. If you’ve ever felt rejected by publishers, literary agents, or even your writing group, you need to learn ways to keep your motivation levels high. If you’re […]

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