As I write this I am recovering from my 5th surgery, which I just had yesterday, though by the time you read this, it’ll be months after the fact. For some surgeries, while you may be in pain and may not be eating much, if at all, you could still be capable of doing writerly things. Other surgeries have harder recoveries, and you may not have the mindpower to write as you did before the operation. If you’re going to undergo an operation in the future and worry you won’t be able to do writerly things, I have some tips for you.
A helpful framework for counteracting the most common brainstorming pitfalls is called the four pillars of brainstorming. The concept of using the four pillars when brainstorming creative ideas was developed by Alex F. Osborn, an advertiser who coined the term “brainstorm” in the 1940s. His formula suggests going for quality, withholding criticism, welcoming wild ideas, and combining and improving ideas. These tactics can be used to create a brainstorming environment that all types of employees will excel in time and time again.
How to Write About Anything: A Few Tips for Writers by Jay Donnelly If you are a professional writer, you will sometimes need to step outside of your comfort zone and write about topics you don’t like, or are not familiar with. The good news is that you can easily learn how […]
I’ve had a number of readers ask for advice on how to write an engaging blog post. After being asked this a handful of times, I thought it made sense to actually compile some tips into, you guessed it, an engaging blog post. Whether you have your own blog, you’re being interviewed by […]
We all have that desire to be successful. The only difference is that there are those who actually manage to be successful, while there are others who spend all their lives trying. Well, that is also the case when we talk about career. Some of us succeed, but there are others who spend their lives […]
A guide for college students and stress relief by Jay Donnelly For those of you entering or about to enter college, it is going to be one of the most stressful times of your life. You’ll have 1000 thoughts running through your head, and multiple stresses to deal with on a daily […]
This is post 13 of 13 in the series “WordPress Plugins for Writers” I’d like to conclude my WordPress Plugins for Writers series with a FREE! way to backup your site. If you use Dropbox, you know that your first 2GB of backup storage are free. Many of you probably pay a pro version to […]
This is post 12 of 13 in the series “WordPress Plugins for Writers” I’m no guru with social media, but there are two plugins I like and use. One is Revive Old Post. You set a timer, whether it be three times a day or three times a month, and the plugin tweets a random post, […]
This is post 10 of 13 in the series “WordPress Plugins for Writers” Now it is time to dive into another technical plugin and help you understand how plugins work at an operational level. What is a shortcode? A shortcode is a symbol or marker that gets replaced by html code during the rendering […]