how to be a writer

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The Query Shark’s Best Advice on How to Get a Literary Agent

Here’s how to write a query letter that is good enough to get a literary agent’s (The Query Shark Janet Reid’s) attention. These 15 tips for pitching your book idea or manuscript are from the agent who created a whale of a blog called Query Shark.

How to Stop Hating What You Write

Do you hate writing because you think you’re a bad writer? These tips on how to love what you write are inspired by quotes from famous published authors who once hated writing, too. The first step to stop hating what you write is learning how to love the act of writing itself. If you enjoy the writing process – whether […]

Jeremiah the Prophet and Jesus Christ

I just finished a course called BIBL 634: Jeremiah and Lamentations – Prophetic Writings for Crisis Times at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. One of my favorite assignments was to compare the lives of Jeremiah the Prophet and Jesus Christ. If you’re interested in learning more about Jeremiah the Prophet — or you’re taking an Old Testament class at Regent […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at the end, plus additional resources on how to start writing […]

How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer

As part of my “how to stop feeling sorry for yourself” series of articles, I realized that failing as a writer was one of my biggest sources of self-pity. And if I feel like a failure as a writer, I suspect there are other writers who feel the same way. Here are a few tips on how to stop feeling […]

7 Ways for Extroverts to Increase Their Writing Productivity

Writers with extroverted personality traits tend to spend more time with friends and family – especially when compared to introverts! Here are seven tips for increasing writing productivity for extroverts (although writers with introverted personalities are welcome to use these tips, too 🙂 ). “Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” ~ […]