The short answer is that you can’t write a truthful memoir without hurting your relatives. But, you might be able to find ways to write your life story and still be able to go to family reunions without being stoned. If you do find those… Read More »How Do You Write Your Memoirs Without Hurting Your Family?
The Writer’s Life
The end is closer than you think! Whether you’re 50, 70, or 90 – you are one day closer to your death. If you don’t write the most important story of your life now, then when? These ten tips will help you start writing your… Read More »10 Tips for Writing the Most Important Story of Your Life
What is the most famous writing quote of all time? You get to decide! Here are the best quotes about writing and creativity from famous authors such as Truman Capote, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Anne Lamott, Stephen King, and Doris Lessing. “I have the heart… Read More »The Best Writing Quotes From Capote, King, Lamott, Orwell and More
If you think natural talent – the ability to write well – is a personality trait of a successful writer, you’d be wrong. “Talent is cheaper than table salt,” says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
Writing the first chapter of your novel – and wowing your readers from the first chapter of your book – isn’t as easy as it looks. These five steps to writing Chapter One will hook your readers and keep them riveted. “The first chapter must… Read More »5 Steps to Writing a Killer First Chapter to WOW Readers
Dull content can be the kiss of death – even for writers who love to write! Whether you’re a student writing about a boring topic for school or a freelance writer researching the history of the typewriter (yawn), you won’t write well if you’re bored.… Read More »How to Stay Motivated to Keep Writing
Here’s why we need to stop doubting ourselves as writers: Self-doubt brings fear of failure, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. Doubt also increases general mistrust, which feels real but has no reason. Self-doubt creates worry, nervous disorders, and even paranoia. If you doubt yourself as… Read More »How to Stop Doubting Yourself as a Writer
Maybe you have to journal for a school assignment, or you want to start journaling for your emotional health. Maybe you want to write a book! Or you want to write about your experiences and memories in a travel journal. You want to journal (or you’re being forced to journal by a teacher or therapist), but you don’t know how to start journaling. These tips and questions for creative journaling will get and keep the ink flowing.