How to Write Well (Even if You’re Not a Natural)

Writing is an intimidating process for most people. There’s a popular illusion that good writing is reserved for those people who have dedicated their educations to it. Many potentially great writers are turned off by writing because they hated English class in high school or they haven’t had the opportunity to hone their writing skills. Continue reading

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What Are Your Pre-Writing Rituals?

Every artist, writer or otherwise creative person has them—daily rituals that get them in the zone to create great work (or meh-work on those days when we can’t really get it together no matter what rituals we do). Continue reading

Read more; write better

I’ve always been a voracious reader. Even as a kid, I would check out the maximum number of books allowed each visit and escape into another world with Corduroy and Amelia Bedelia. Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate a good book, whether it’s highbrow literature or easily readable mass market titles. To this day, I credit my appetite for a good book for my writing ability. Sure, one could argue it was the grammar drills I endured every single day of second grade or perhaps it was having great English teachers in middle school and high school. They definitely played a role in my development as a writer. However, the foundation for my writing is in reading everything I can get my hands on. Continue reading