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.
Inspiration & Creativity
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.
What new topic can you write about on Valentine’s Day? You need good ideas for an article or blog post, and you don’t want to rewrite the same old Valentine’s Day stuff that always gets published in magazines, e-zines and blogs. My tips will help you go beyond the traditional, tired “romantic gift ideas” and “how we met” articles on February 14.
All writers and bloggers – even famous published authors and successful journalists – get discouraged sometimes! Everyone needs the gift of encouragement; nobody needs it more than bloggers and writers who are going through a dry season of writing.
Do all poets, poem writers, scribes and verse makers possess the same essential personality traits? You get to be the judge! These traits of a poet’s personality begin with a brief glimpse into the writing habits of famous writers and poets.