Gracefully Losing Your Job or Big Freelance Clients

I’m a product of a lost job. I walked home from work one day, told my roommate I might have trouble paying the rent and figured out a way to squeeze my way back into my parents’ home after just a few years out of college. I knew I had to pick myself back up, but […]

Too Tired to Write, But You Can’t Sleep?

Photo Credit: graur codrin / Do you have trouble sleeping because a remarkable idea keeps bouncing around in your head? Is the exhaustion of your day getting to the point that you find it difficult to put words on the page? Day jobs, school, family, kids, parties and daily tasks wear you out to […]

The Best Twenty Dollars You’ll Spend All Year

I’m writing this from Lucca, Italy on the first leg of my Italy/Switzerland adventure. Spark Your Creativity With A Leather-bound Notebook That Fits Your Personality. I’ve learned a handful of things that make Europe unique, but I will save that for my next blog post. This time I’m going to talk about a simple product […]

Write Away 10 Pounds In One Month

Does writing keep you out of shape? Photo Credit: samurai / It does for me. I wouldn’t say I’m pudgy, but I used to be a pretty good athlete with very little fat on my body. Since I graduated from college, started my marketing career, then moved onto writing, I noticed one big change: […]

Nerd Is The Word

The Star Wars Episode 7 chatter has recently been flooding the internet and this Jedi is way too excited than any 25-year-old man should be for a story about super-powered monks with laser swords and alien dogs who communicate by wailing and throwing tantrums. Photo Credit: katybate / Creative Commons I’m a nerd. Not your […]

This One Dreadful Thing Will Help Your Creative Thinking

My personal life often conflicts with my writing. Photo Credit: JordanAnthony / Creative Commons My sister asks me to babysit my niece, my mom guilt trips me into tearing out cabinets for lake house renovations and my girlfriend sighs when I say I can’t go to a movie because I’m writing at 8:00pm. What I […]

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway – Reading Is A Writer’s Strongest Tool

Photo Credit: anankkml / Update: This contest is now closed. The winner will be announced on the morning of April 9th. Are you a writer or would you like to become one? One of the strongest tools in a writers arsenal is the ability to understand story structure, and viewing how successful writers have […]

How I Find Blogging Ideas

Photo Credit: koratmember /   What’s your next blog post going to be? Not sure? That seems to be the story whenever I sit down to write up a new post, and I’m sure I’m not alone. How can you build a post that will provide constructive information and resonate with readers, while remaining […]

How To Spread Your Ideas

Photo Credit: ddpavumba/ There is no better idea than the idea of spreading your ideas. What? Ideas make the world run. Ideas bring people together. Ideas give a voice to the voiceless. I’ve made my opinion clear on the benefits of letting your million dollar idea shine, but in what ways can you do this? […]

Why Writers Must Embrace Suffering

Photo Credit: David Castillo Dominici / I was proposed an interesting question after my post titled We Are All Children’s Writers, where I encouraged writers to remember the joys of childhood to liven up their writing. But, what if you didn’t have an actual “childhood”? How can a person who wasn’t given a “playtime” […]