writing tips


Need Motivation to Write? How to Stop Procrastinating

“Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.” Here’s how to stop procrastinating and start writing words that matter – even if you don’t have a needle yet. “I am working on a thesis in, ironically, how to analyze a Shakespearean sonnet,” said Evan in response to Overcoming Procrastination for Writers. “The irony is that I’m writing about the most famous […]

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing

8 Tips for Writing Your Life Story

The first tip on how to write your life story is from John Irving, the next five are from Writing the Memoir, and the rest are from my research on writing autobiographies, memoirs, and life stories. For a step-by-step guide on writing the story of your life, read Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington. A book like this […]

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5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

Even the most successful writers have minds that go blank occasionally. These writing tips will help you overcome the paralysis that stops you from getting your words on paper. Writing when you feel like you have nothing to say is about training your mind to think like a writer. What does this mean? I don’t know, but author Sage Cohen does. She […]

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Writing Tips and Quips From the Great Fitzgeralds

Need inspiration and courage to keep writing? Heed the great authors of the days of yore. These writing tips and quips are from Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald (he wrote the classic The Great Gatsby). If you want to be a writer, read How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide by Laura Brown. There’s only so much digging into the past […]

Writing Tips From F Scott Fitzgerald

The Writing Technique in 12 Easy Steps – From a Writer’s Workshop

These steps to a flawless writing technique and how to make writing easy are from a writer’s workshop by Michael Gartner. They were shared by a reader who attended the workshop. If you want to be a writer, read How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide by Laura Brown. There’s only so much digging into the past of famous authors you […]


Do You Need a Writing Degree to Make Money as a Writer?

The answer to the question, “Do writers need writing degrees?” depends on who you ask! These tips for aspiring writers are inspired by a reader’s question and based on my writing career – I’m a full-time blogger and writer. My degrees are in Education and Psychology, from the University of Alberta. If you dream of supporting yourself as a writer […]

Do You Need a Writing Degree to Make Money as a Writer?

Where Are the Best Writing Tips? In the Best Writing Quips, Of Course!

The reason I’m sold on “quips and tips” is because the best writing tips are found in the best writing quips! These 21 quotations from successful published authors range from dealing with despair to finding the most inspirational place to write. I’ve quoted authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Erica Jong, John Updike, Julia Cameron, Walt Whitman, and more. To kick things off, here’s […]