The Most Innovative Online Master’s Degree Programs

By / June 18, 2017 / Education

An online graduate program could be precisely what you need to supplement your education and enhance your job prospects. The online Master’s degree programs we discuss below will not only provide students with a great opportunity to obtain a wealth of knowledge in their selected field, but they are also very innovative and interesting compared… [read more]

Beginning to Write

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

A good tool to use when brainstorming ideas for writing is the question, what if and why? Some author’s writings are based or have a piece of their life experiences incorporated in their work. Each writer will vary depending on where they feel comfortable writing. Starting a new project can be an overwhelming process, but… [read more]

Effective Business Plan

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

In this day and age writers have options available to self-publish their finished manuscripts without too much of a hassle, but the key is finding a reputable publishing company that fits the authors needs. It is important to do due diligence in researching these companies. The authors have worked exhaustively to get to this stage,… [read more]

Writing poetry

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Writing poetry is a matter of being able to accept constructive criticism, and the ability to not shy away from subjects that may challenge you. The more you read others poetry, the more you have the opportunity to learn something new. So, try and read poetry often, and spend time just writing to develop your… [read more]

Writing short stories

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Writers that tend to succeed in the writing world, have a strong grasp on language, and a broad vocabulary to develop their stories. Here are some tips to get you started on your own short story: • Develop the situation. Create a quandary that the protagonist will need to try and solve. After the quandary… [read more]

Kinetic Marketing your book

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Today’s technology is in constant motion. If you don’t keep up, you may lose out on lots of opportunities. The market for all authors self-published or not, is a competitive one, and it continues to grow by the day. The print on demand (POD) companies have given the writer the ability to have the freedom… [read more]

The importance of dialogue

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Strong dialogue is the foundation of a successful story. Properly, and well thought out dialogue can help make each individual character more dimensional beings that the reader can relate to, and join them on their journey that the story takes them on. Here are some reasons that the dynamic of dialogue serves the purpose of… [read more]

Poetry Prompts

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Exploring the depth of poetry has a different look to it depending on the reader, but the important part is getting the reader to read it. Here are some templates that will hopefully help get the process going. • Formulation. Using this technique limits the use of extra language (fluff) keeping it at a bare… [read more]

Writing inspiration

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

Writers find inspiration in many different places. Sitting quietly outside taking in a sunset, at the park watching the laughter and play of young children, even observing at a funeral. These locations evoke some form of emotion, whether it is positive or sadness, they get a writer to contemplate, analyze and feel. This is one… [read more]

Writing tips

By / June 13, 2017 / writing

It has been said many times over, but it never hurts to repeat; successful writers read, a lot. Here are a few writing tips to help improve the quality of the work. I. Many mistakes are made when a writer waits until the last minute to do the work. One word; procrastination. There are countless… [read more]

  • Becoming a writer

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Can anyone become a writer? Writing potential is in all of us, but what that branches into becomes very diverse. If it is an aspiration to write as a career, than dedication and practice will help meet that goal. A few recommendations to those novices just starting out, below are some tips that will hopefully… [read more]

  • Getting published

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Getting published can be a stressful time, but the sense of accomplishment at the end is well worth it. It can’t be stressed enough about the importance of reading. If you are writing for a specific genre, it is crucial to read other books in the same arena. These books are your competition; by checking… [read more]

  • Short Stories to a Novel?

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Can a short story be turned into a novel? Much like poetry, there is are certain criteria that make a short story just that, a short story. Generally, short stories should run no more than 10,000 words. If it is over that specified word count, and you find yourself unable to slim it down any… [read more]

  • Creative writing

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Creative writing is a fun and rewarding activity for aspiring writers, and it can also be an activity that is shared with kids and family. It is important to start out with small projects. It will discourage and frustrate you if the first writing project you choose is an epic novel. Start out by writing… [read more]

  • Writing viewpoints

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Deciding what viewpoint to write a story will eventually become the basis of building credibility for each of the main characters. Here are some different viewpoints on which stories are told. If the story is written from an objective viewpoint it is being told from an external view. This is a form of narrative that… [read more]

  • Importance of conflict

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Developing a well-constructed conflict is one of the hardest tasks, but it is also a very important one. An effective conflict will hook the reader and keep them turning the pages. They have to feel the words jump off the page and come to life. Each different scene should offer a form of struggle between… [read more]

  • Forms of poetry

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Poetry is typically a work of emotions and expressions put into a writing technique that flows smoothly. Metaphors and similes are also used through various works. There is an emphasis on rhyme, meter, and repetition that sets apart poetry from prose. Poetry shares the imaginative awareness of experience expressed through the poets work. Prose can… [read more]

  • Thickening the Plot

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    When developing a plot for your story, take the careful consideration to be inventive and unique. You want it to stand out to your reading audience or it will not likely succeed. The plot device chosen must be written in a way that later in the story the reader can recall what it was, but… [read more]

  • Non-fiction Market

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    There is a large market that is limitless when it comes to non-fiction writing books and magazines. One of the keys to success is taking the knowledge you specialize in, and deciding if others could benefit from your work. A few areas that can be options to look into are: • Educational writings. This requires… [read more]

  • Inspirational writings

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    People love to be inspired and encouraged. The stories written for inspirational purposes can come from survivor’s stories such as: cancer survivor, child abuse survivor, war veteran and so on. These stories make wonderful reads, but have to be written in a way that the reader can see, feel, and smell how the writer walked… [read more]

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