6 Ways to Be a Writer While Recovering from Surgery

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.

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How To Brainstorm Brilliant Ideas (Infographic)

Brainstorming brilliant ideas

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.

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Author Tweets of the Week (4-6)

Blind Date with a Book

This is post 23 of 24 in the series “Author Tweets of the Week”     For this week’s Tweets of the Week, I’ve decided we will focus on humorous, inspirational, and poignant writing tweets from one of the best #amwriting tweeters in the business: @byMorganWright. For the first time ever, all tweets will be […]

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How to Write About Anything: A Few Tips for Writers

  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 […]

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Five Ways to Turn a Fantasy Trope on its Head

Fantasy writing tips

  by A.F. Stewart   Every genre has its classic tropes and fantasy is no exception. There’s the noble quest, the human suddenly drawn into a magical world, the chosen one, the great warrior making a stand against evil, the peasant that turns out to be a lost king, and so on. Each trope, of […]

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Author Tweets of the Week (3-16)

first drafts writers

This is post 22 of 24 in the series “Author Tweets of the Week” Let’s kick off this weeks Tweets of the Week with a few from one of my favorite tweeters, @chipmunkofpower, especially when she does the back-and-forth dialogue.   https://twitter.com/chipmunkofpower/status/968526409852440577 *giving 3 year old a bath* 3: How old are you?Me: 39.3: How […]

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How to Easily Write an Ebook for Free

  How to Easily Write an Ebook for Free   by Janice Wald   If you’ve been wanting to write an ebook, but struggled to know exactly where to start, I can help. I followed these tips when I published my ebook. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll be able to follow these tips […]

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