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When Your Family Hates Your Writing New!

It feels like the ultimate betrayal: you excitedly announce to family and friends that you want to be a writer, but instead of praise and encouragement, you get much the same reaction that I got when I first announced made this fateful announcement: “Why do you...

Creative Writing Ideas

I have been busy researching different ways to rekindle my mind into creative writing mode. I am working on a novel and have found that I do hit those writer’s blocks from time to time. However, I have found some creative ideas to jog the brain....

How Formal Is Your Writing?

When I teach journalistic interviewing skills to my university students, I ask “What’s the appropriate way to dress for an interview?” It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes an astute student replies, “It depends on the situation.” And they’re right. Similarly, when I ask “How Formal Is...

Help Your Readers Remember What You Wrote

Every writer wants to be read. That’s a given. But even better than being read is having people remember what you wrote, especially if you write nonfiction. Here are four techniques to make your writing stick in your readers’ minds. Use similes, metaphors, and analogies I’m grouping...

Keep it Short and Simple

The acronym KISS is well known. There are several possible meanings for the acronym, but the one that best applies to writers is “Keep It Short and Simple.” Here’s an example. Which of these sentences would you rather read?       It is fruitless to try...

Avoiding Logical Fallacies

Writing articles intended to persuade others to adopt a certain position or take a certain action is good writing practice. These types of articles force us to think logically and express ideas clearly. When you write a persuasive piece, such as an editorial, you’ll need...

Tips to Make Writing Easier

A quote attributed to various authors reads, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Regardless of who wrote that, there’s truth in it. Writing is hard. It’s hard to develop ideas. It’s hard to develop the discipline to...

How to Avoid Information Dumps

Advice writers often get is to “avoid information dumps.” An information dump occurs when a writer provides background information that he thinks is necessary for readers to understand the story. But unloading too much information, too quickly, interrupts the story’s flow and may bore readers. Here’s an...

How to Write When Writing is Difficult

I’ve been writing for 21 years and recently had an experience that I’ve never had before: my own writing triggered me. I’ve been working on the final installment of a science fiction novella series and was surprised when I found myself nervous and uncomfortable as...

7 Proven Guidelines to Write Better Web Content

Writers' options were limited to writing a book or writing articles for printed magazines and newspapers in the past. But the internet has broadened the opportunities for writers. The abundance of websites has one thing in common - they all need content. Besides writing for digital magazines...