Some Choice Verbs

One of the best ways to strengthen your writing can be found in verb choices.  Consider the difference in the following sentences:                 -The librarian is strict.                -The prune-faced, white-haired, hunched librarian guards library books as        though they were all  first-editions in her private …

Write Ideas

Writers are inspired with stories and scenes almost everywhere we go. Coffee shops. Business meetings. The checkout line at the grocery store. These ideas may or may not pertain to what we are currently writing, but they are great ideas. Many great ideas. How do we keep track of them? Some writers keep a journal. …

When to Write

All professional writers I have read or spoken with have a specific time to write. They treat writing like it is a job because, well, it can be work. Sometimes it flows easily; other times we find ourselves looking at a blank page or a blinking cursor. A palpable panic can lock up our writing …