Honestly, anyone can be a writer. Anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, neurosurgeon, hair stylist, janitor, parent, pastor, student, financial analyst, teacher, or firefighter. You have a story to tell. But in order to get your story down on paper (or nowadays, on our digital devices) and to the masses, you need to have all six of these qualities.
Writing a book takes discipline, patience, and creativity. But getting people to actually read it is another ball game. That’s where creating a marketing plan comes into play. But this particular blog isn’t about creating a marketing plan. (Read about marketing plans in next week’s blog.) It’s about utilizing one important element that is crucial to reaching the right readers effectively…
For New Year’s Eve, you may have planned on having an awesome night by simply drinking and dancing the night way at the hottest club or heading out of town to bring in the new year with some friends and family. But what actually happened may have turned out to be surprisingly odd, crazy, and downright epic, and now there’s no escaping from it. Don’t secretly keep those unforgettable moments in your mind ― transform them into a possible page-turning, best-selling book.
Whether you’re a parent looking for fun, engaging picture books for your children, or an author seeking new ideas for your next bestseller, you will come across two different types of books that everyone is pretty much familiar with: books with human characters and books with animal characters. Yet, which one has the better impact on readers? Continue reading
Earning an MFA in Creative Writing is a great accomplishment. It could definitely help you advance in your writing career. You learn skills you may not have known before. You interact with other aspiring writers who share the same ideas, passions, and struggles. You realize how you can change your story for the better. Overall, learning and development will always be part of a writer’s journey, and an MFA in Creative Writing can get you on that path. Yet, that path is not the only surefire way of becoming a successful writer ―and here’s why. Continue reading
Do you think your story sounds a little bland? Does it feel like something’s missing? Is your story hard to understand? If the answer to these questions is yes, you might be using passive voice and should use active voice instead. Continue reading