What makes writing good? Who gets to judge what "good writing" is? What can we learn from examples of good writing from successful writers? Let's look at a few short excerpts from professional authors and find out!
Deep down…or maybe even right at the surface where everyone can see…you wish you were a writer. A real writer. But how do you overcome those feelings of not being good enough? Good news! I have three tips to help you overcome those “I’m not good enough to be a writer” demons.
Asking for feedback on your writing is hard for most writers. Getting feedback on your memoir — the most personal form of writing — can be downright painful! How do you ask for and receive feedback on your personal life story? These tips will help you accept both criticism and praise with equal amounts of grace.
Good writing - like a warm loaf of freshly baked bread - activates all your senses. Ears, eyes, nose, fingers, even your taste buds! These four concrete, specific examples will show you how to use senses and sensory details in your writing.
How do you end your article with an echo that reverberates in your reader's mind? Endings are important - so important, in fact, that some writers say a strong ending is more important than a strong beginning! I disagree. If you don't hook your reader from the start, she'll never get to the end.
When you’re writing for readers easily distracted by the common ground squirrel, you need to know how to write powerful words that grab – and… Read More »How to Write Powerful Words That Grab Attention