Are You Using This Simple Way To Get More Shares On Social Media? 9 Tools To Help You

They're all over Pinterest. They've taken over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They're inspiring. They're silly. They're sad and they're happy. Yes, you guessed right - I'm talking about Image Quotes.   Have you seen photographs of inspiring landscapes with a quote neatly overlaid? Or quotes in cool typography over a solid color background? Those are image quotes.   ...

How To Become A Writer

Do you want to know how to become a writer? Here is a fun view of the writer's journey. First, there is the fear... You slowly start to get traction. But where are the readers?   You start to make friends online.   You meet amazing people.   But you still feel that you're not a real writer...   Sometimes, you just want to hide away.   But within...

How To Strike Creative Gold

Last week, your writing seemed fine. Well, maybe not fine, but at least okay. The plot and pacing in your story worked well enough. Your poetry flowed. You like where your nonfiction outline was headed. Then, whammo! Out of nowhere, your imagination runs dry. Today, nothing's right when you write. You struggle with the blank page, clawing for each word. In fact, your entire writing...

Dragons, Mommy Rabbits, and the Terror of Fictional Improvisation

Does fear sometimes stop you from writing? You see, the problem is that writers need to improvise. And that can be terrifying. Because there is no map that can help us get our idea or story onto the page. Here's how Charles Baxter described the process: Sitting in the dark of Gregory's room, with a cigar in his hand and Glenn Miller playing "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" softly beside him,...

What Are YOU Writing?

What are you working on right now? A novel? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script? Maybe you've just finished something you're really proud of? Or you just can't tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash? Here's your chance to share and discuss with each other what you are writing about. Whet our appetite with the opening paragraph of your future bestsel...

How to Write Better: Jeff Walker Shares Secrets

Imagine you’re a stay-at-home parent. Your corporate career ended in failure. One day, your spouse begs you in tears to earn some money to support your family... What to do? You consider making money on the Net - but you just can’t think of anything you would be good at. That’s how Jeff Walker’s online journey started. Doesn’t sound promising, does it? Watch the vide...

How To Succeed As A Writer

Remember when you wrote your very first story for someone else to read? Somebody asked you, "May I read that?" And you felt terrified. Would they hate it? Because if they did, your life was over. Why? Because you had put your life into that story. If they loathed it, they loathed you. Flash forward a few years. You're about to read your story to a writing group. You want their comme...

Scene Stealers – Using Body Language

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We're thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   How it works   We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post ...

How Long Should It Take To Write An Epic Post?

Do you spend enough time writing? I'm not talking about tapping away on the keyboard. I'm talking about the number of hours you spend on any given post. Here's the problem: too many writers still believe they can whip out a post in an hour or two. And you can do that, sure. But if you want to write really great posts that make other writers sigh with envy… you'll want to read on. Yo...

How To Make Thousands From Your Writing, Using A Weird Pricing Technique

Are you afraid to share your writing with the world? I am. And yet, I've made thousands from my writing, using a weird pricing technique. I share my story to show you how to make thousands from your writing.   I'm a writing coward. It took me close to 20 years to step up to the plate and publish my work. Even when I finally started self-publishing, I did so under the guis...