Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #2) Keep a journal with you at all times The first two problems in overcoming writers block consist of:  1) coming up with compelling ideas to write about, and 2) actually writing about them.  Sometimes the hardest challenge of all is just […]

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Online Writers Workshop

Online Writers Workshop Want the benefit of a weekly online writers workshop without the commute? Through this online writers workshop you can hone your skills with new techniques and fun writing exercises, then email what you’ve written (up to 1000 words per week) to instructor Evon Davis to receive some brief feedback and gentle constructive […]

Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

The focus of this series of tips is primarily directed toward helping novelists and memoirists with overcoming writers block, but some of the ideas can be used for non-fiction and any other form of writing as well.  As someone who spends a large portion of my time writing (as a blogger and novelist) I have […]

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Learning from Stephen King’s “On Writing”

My most important take-away from reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” this time around is how important discipline is to one’s writing career if one is serious about being published and making a living as a writer. The message was sinking in as he talked about how he sits down at his desk every morning and […]

Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #5)  Listen to some mood music Whatever it is you’re writing, there is some kind of music that can help with overcoming writers block by putting your mind into the right mood to help you focus, stimulate your creativity, and make the […]

Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #3) Use the internet to your advantage This is similar to step two.  It’s all about coming up with ideas for your writing that can help you in overcoming writers block. But this technique applies when you are at your computer and […]

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Plotting a Novel

Plotting a Novel, Memoir, or Screenplay: The Structure That Holds It All Together Mythic structure can be found in almost every myth worldwide from ancient times to modern-day blockbusters, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Avatar. This structure creates compelling stories and provides organization, giving you an essential tool for plotting a novel, memoir, or […]

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Memoir Writing

Your Life in Print: Memoirs, Personal Essays, and Autobiographical Fiction You have a story to tell and probably at least one book in you. Memoir writing is a valuable tool for understanding the meaning of your life, processing your experiences, and learning all that can be learned from them. It’s a way of turning profound […]