Posts Tagged ‘Writing Tips’

Writing a Sentence and Starting Your Novel

Writing a Sentence and Starting Your Novel

“I’m working on a novel.” – me and about every writer I know. Before I started writing, I would actually spend time reading books for enjoyment and knowledge. Now that I’m working on another novel (really), my reading is a little more critical. Justify My Writing Existence Being painfully truthful, I read books in my…

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Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Every day you sit down to write. Familiar surroundings, sounds, timing, lighting. A drink by your keyboard. Your phone turned off or at least flipped over. Your fingers hover over the keyboard. Your mind ready to work. Everything is familiar. You’ve been successful at writing in this environment before—you’ll be successful at producing another great…

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Is Blogging Ruining My Best Selling Novel?

So I have this Best Selling Novel. Okay, half of it’s in my head and the other half is residing on my laptop. Let’s just say I have half of a Best Selling novel. The half that’s mired in my head spends the day tumbling around with a number of my Viral Blogs. Okay, the…

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Could Someone Please Tell Me, “Am I a Writer, Yet?”

Could Someone Please Tell Me, "Am I a Writer, Yet?"

How do you know when you’ve become a writer? When have you earned this social badge? Is it when… Own a blog. Written several blog posts. Written a blog post on another venue. Keep a daily journal. Have an idea for a novel. Started a novel. Started two novels. Started three novels. Have another brilliant…

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You’re the Best Representative of Your Own Personal Brand

You’re the Best Representative of Your Own Personal Brand

On our way home from running a few errands, my wife and I stopped at Walmart to pick up a couple critical grocery items—like Oreos, you know, the critical stuff. Walking by the electronics section, there were two cable television sales representatives chatting and laughing with each other, oblivious to the foot traffic around them.…

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I’m Going Crazy and You’re Probably Already There

I'm Going Crazy and You're Probably Already There

The endless pursuit of writing ideas sometimes turns into an overwhelming attempt to capture every tidbit of information that flows through your eyes and ears. The result can be sheer and utter madness! Life used to be so simple before I started spending time writing. The daily need for subject ideas sends my left eye…

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How Writing is Like Making Kool-aid

Your idea is genius. Your writing is inspiring. Don’t water it down!   Growing up, I can remember one of my first amazing talents was mixing Kool-aid. This skill involved emptying a packet of magic powder into a plastic, gallon jug, followed by the right amount of sugar and then water. If the correct measurements…

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Editing With a Machete

When a scalpel just won’t do. Editing. Ugh. I’ll say it again…EDITING. Double-ugh. I can truly say that editing is NOT on my list of super-cool and fun things to do before publishing an article. To me, writing is the fun part, especially when you get into a sweet rhythm, the words flowing, your groove is…

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I’m a Writer, and This is How I Workflow

The path of technical least resistance. From Evernote to my MacBook Air…fasten your seatbelt, keep your arms inside the application at all times, and here we go… Hardware First off, I’m a Mac guy. I use a MacBook Air, an iPad Pro (10.5), and an iPhone 8 Plus. These work seamlessly with the apps that…

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Is it a Post or an Article? Make up my mind, will ya?!?

Writing a good ArtiPost. When I talk about writing on Medium, I’m never sure whether to talk about the writings as “Posts” or as “Articles.” No big deal, right? I’m not so sure. In my mind, they both have different connotations. One seems more professional to me, the other a little more passive. It doesn’t…

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