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The One-Plot Wonder

Back in the mid to late 1980s I was a security guard. The pay was lousy, but it gave me many hours in seclusion to... Read More

Time to Write

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?Many people have entertained the idea of being a writer. They feel the passion to write. They have a... Read More

The Practice of Writing

Virgil, the great Roman poet, wrote "Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art." From this we can assume that practice comes before thought,... Read More

Generating Nonfiction Book Titles Without a Hassle

The process of developing a working title for your nonfiction book can be a hassle sometimes. You first have to brainstorm a few titles, and... Read More

Could Your Book Idea Be the Next Best Seller?

Everyone has a unique story to tell. From explaining business processes to revealing our personal history, we all have a natural desire to share our... Read More

Writers Turn to the Internet for Support, Friendship and Advice

Riding on the fumes of potential, you take pen to paper or keyboard to monitor. Endless hours of creativity intermingle with apprehension, but your need... Read More

Top 10 Tips to Complete a Creative Writing Project Without Losing Your Creativity

Have you ever started a creative writing project with great excitement, only to have your interest dwindle as the process, itself, interfere with your creativity?... Read More


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Keys to Characterisation

Far too many inexperienced writers create flat, stereotypical characters: the brave fireman, the damsel in distress, the strict schoolmistress. The best characters are those who... Read More

Basic Writing Tips ? Some Controversial, All Correct

As a previous article ("Making Better Word Choices ? 4 Examples") explained, writers can take steps to prevent simple, and common, errors from degrading their... Read More

Writing Tips For Novice Authors

If you are reading this article then you probably have asked yourself at some point in your life, "Do I have what it takes to... Read More

Editing Secrets

Once you've plotted out your book, developed the characters and written the last word of text, the real work begins. As busy editors are bombarded... Read More

Write a Letter, Make a Difference

Today I took the dog for a walk and realized that there is a letter that I must write. Near our house, we walk up... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #4: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24th 1947 in Rio deJaneiro, Brazil.At age 17 he announced his intention to be a writer.It was a decision... Read More

How To Write More Powerful Reports

There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and we get a hint of that in the word, "report."... Read More