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Reasons Why Writing is Good for You New!

There are many benefits that come with writing. One major benefit is that writing helps in developing a more focused mind. Writing requires concentration and the dedication of your time to a specific task. This helps the mind become more accustomed to solving one task...

Tips on Self-Editing your First Draft New!

You are done with your novel, now it is time to edit. Self-editing can be a rigorous activity that many overlook yet it is necessary for the success of your book. There are a few tips that you could make use of to create the...

How to Achieve Clarity in your Writing New!

One of the basic functions of the written word is to communicate a message from one person to another. Achieving clarity in your writing is not always easy, especially if you are writing a longer piece such as a book. Even though challenging, creating clear...

Story Ideas in Anecdotes and Everyday Objects New!

I once had coffee with an elderly neighbor who was grieving the passing of her beloved cat. As we talked about profound loss inside her living room, I noticed a leather stool standing at a corner wall. The leather cushion seat was riddled with cat...

Protagonist Versus Antagonist New!

The effectiveness of your hero is determined by the effectiveness of your villain. A villain that is easy to overcome does not make the hero empathic. Resolving conflict for the hero should never come easily. The antagonist, therefore, should have greater leverage in achieving his...

 To Quit or Not to Quit -  Part 2 New!

So, you know you need to quit stuff, but what? “I quit” are two of the most powerful words but only if you know where to say them. According to Seth Godin, a popular blogger, “Winners quit fast, often and without guilt”. Why? Because they work...

To Quit or Not to Quit - Part 1 New!

Are you one of those writers that want to produce an amazing piece of work? Something that has the power to change readers’ minds and hearts, maybe even their lives? Well, you’ve come to the right place so keep on reading and I will tell...

Mindfulness For Writers – Part 2 New!

Overcoming Writer’s Block When you suffer from writer’s block, it is nothing more than a thought, a belief that you are stuck. Learn to ignore the thought and turn your attention to your writing and the words will flow. It may not be your best work...

Mindfulness for Writers – Part 1 New!

How many times have you gotten in the car and arrived somewhere without remembering the journey? It happens more than you realize; your mind is busy, your thoughts take over and everything else falls by the wayside. It isn’t that bad a thing to happen...

Writing a First Draft - Breaking it Down into Doable Chunks New!

Writing a book is hard work – don’t let anyone tell you any different – but it can be easier than you think if you follow a well set-out plan of writing and revising at regular intervals. Pick a number of pages that you feel is...