Freelance writing has its benefits. You can literally work from anywhere in the world. If you don’t want to get out of bed, you can still earn money. And, if you’re going to lay on the beach and catch a tan, you can take your work wherever you are. There are ways to minimise the risk involved, and getting it right the first time is always the name of the game in a business where your own mistakes have a direct impact on your life.
We all have times when our writing stagnates. We struggle to find the right words, and the words we do find are stilted and routine. When you find yourself amidst a writing day like this, sit back and enjoy music. I mean that quite literally. Lean back in your writing chair, turn on a song […]
We have a great announcement to make. 40 Tips on Creative Writing has been made into an audio book! It will be available next month. I realize that I’m a partial observer here, but the audio version is better than the written version. You have to get it. The narrator–Samara Naeymi from Brickshop Audio–did […]
An “out of print” ending to the hard work a writer puts into an entire novel is entirely too depressing. Perhaps not every novel is worthy of being available for all eternity, but certainly an author deserves the chance to build an audience before throwing in the towel after a matter of months, or even weeks. In today’s world, there are a lot of options, and this article will walk you through a few self-publishing advantages.
Oh, the woe of staring at an empty screen, the cursor blinking incessantly, and as the minutes tick, your inspiration inches off into a corner to sulk. Years of teaching writing to thousands of students has given me the opportunity to offer people a real solution that works: freewriting.
Creating great art isn’t something that can be taught. It’s more of an experience that bubbles up from the unconscious, sometimes effortlessly. But what state of mind are great writers in when they do their best work? How is it that they can create such remarkable works that captivate their audiences?
by Saqib Aslam Academic writing is a very important skill to have at any stage in your career as a student. That said, not everyone feels confident and comfortable with this type of writing. If you’re a student who is concerned about your academic writing abilities, you don’t need to assume this will be […]
If you’re a writer, you know that pain of writer’s block. Sometimes you know what you want to write about, but the right words won’t come. On other occasions, you have no idea where to start. If you need some inspiration, there are lots of fun ways to get your imagination going. See […]
Storytellers have been following the same themes for centuries. Here are five steps that will give you an insight into the methods that have kept audiences coming back for more, generation after generation.