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 […]

Writers Who Pick A Niche Get Better Results

There are various areas of your writing career that will require you to choose a niche. Photo Credit: thanunkorn / What type of blog you would like to offer, what type of books you would like to write and even what types of freelance clients you would like to work with. I’ve heard many […]

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 […]

Why and How You Should Give Out an eBook (and more stuff) On Your Blog

How do you market your writing? Social media? Blog posts? Emails? Photo Credit: adamr / Building an email list is the most direct way to market a book or other product. Having thousands of Twitter followers and Facebook likes is wonderful, but it doesn’t have the direct marketing strength that email marketing provides. With […]

How To Increase Blog Feedback From Readers

Photo Credit: digitalart via So you wrote up a brilliant blog post, but no one is commenting, right? Or maybe you are looking for more useful feedback, rather than the typical “great post” comment, in order to create a discussion or get ideas for future blog posts. Acquiring feedback from readers is tricky. Most […]

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” […]

A Blogger’s Valentine

Photo Credit: Stuart Miles |   Roses are red, violets are blue My post is still blank, and I haven’t a clue. I remember the days when just starting out, A domain name took days upon weeks to come about. They spoke of hosting, a term I would discover, Is somewhere in space my […]

Myth: Artists Are Born

Photo Credit: AndywithCamera (Creative Commons) You might occasionally hear people make the declaration, “I’ve always been a good writer (or athlete or painter or singer), maybe I can just do that for a living.” Have fun with that. I thought the same thing, until I started realizing that I was not, in fact, a born […]