When subjects excite your curiosity, make a note of it. Draw an image of it. Write a blog post about it. Tweet it. Dream about it at night. Before long, you will have your own prized collection of story ideas.
How to write
As a writer, you have a literary hero, a blogging deity, or an esteemed wordsmith you look up to and whom you get inspiration from. You are also a byproduct of the things you read, see, experience, and feel. But sometimes, we tend to lose our style in this nest of influences and end up being a voice of sorts
What interests all people, all the time? It’s seeing themselves in a story or piece of news. Use this to generate reader interest in your writing.
Plot development is a key part of the creative writing process. One way to spark interest from your readers is to arouse desire in your fiction story.
A responsible writer wants to steer clear from sexist language, particularly in non-fiction and business writing, because it is deemed inappropriate. It can alienate one’s readership. When I write I want to gain readers’ trust so I can build credibility and respect.
In order to become a better writer, it’s valuable to look the good and bad literary habits of great writers. Learn about the top habits in this article.
Whether you are a copywriter, an article writer, or a journalist, you can easily grasp the mechanics of writing advertorials for clients. Without realizing it, you might have written advertorials, in some form or to some degree, for clients. Here are some practical tips to understand the components of an advertorial and how to write one.
As tough as it may seem to break into the freelance game journalism industry, an even more daunting task awaits you once you’ve managed to get yourself published: keeping your readers coming back for more.
It isn’t an easy thing, creating characters. It takes patience. You have this story spinning around in your head you want to share; after all, writing a novel is one goal, but getting it published is your ultimate goal.
Learn how you can spot or create plot ideas for your next story by observing what is around you and what you experience in life.
Writers produce the best literary work when under the subtle influence of the mood. You can improve your writing skills by observing its method.
The primary standard of good writing is clearness of expression. The aim of every writer is to convey his thoughts (including concepts, opinions and emotions) to the reader. For this reason, be careful not to use ambiguous words. Use language that is clear, strong and distinct, or else you will fail in fully conveying your meaning
A writer’s most prized possession is his or her own unique writing style. Our purpose in writing a story (either fiction or non-fiction) is to trigger certain ideas to emerge in the readers’ minds.
To choose freelance writing for a profession, you should have the literary temperament and some ideas of business methods on which to base your hopes. Let your inward impulse for expression help you overcome the many obstacles that will try to stop you.
We mean that people with the right kind of minds and the right interests can write interesting poems, stories and plays.
Crime fiction is big business at the moment, but there are certain situations that have been overplayed so much that they have become genre cliches and everybody knows what to expect next. Here are ten cliches you should try to avoid
Writer’s block is a legitimate illness afflicting all pens at some point of time or the other. A writer should ideally be in control of the situation and never let THE BLOCK get to him.
Some writers fly by the seat of their pants, not knowing where they are going or how they will get there, whereas, other writers would never dream of writing a story or a novel without some initial planning
Every writer eventually develops her own unique style of writing. As you struggle to create your own voice, while focusing on the required standards, you may want to consider the following tips for improving your style and establishing a professional formula for success.
Investigative journalism aims to uncover the truth about a particular subject, person, or event. While investigative journalism is based on the basic principle underlying all journalism-verification
You can start your freelance work by registering with Freelance job providing websites such as Elance, Odesk, GetaFreelancer etc. Sign up, make your profile and there you are, ready to bid
When you do your business writing, consider incorporating the principle of Excite, Delight and Entice. What this means is that you emotionalize your writing
There is nothing better than a good biography and there is nothing worse than a book which poses as biography, has a smattering of truth in it and then sells itself as fact – pseudobiography, usually with conversation.
There are a large number of pitfalls you can make as a screenwriter, but few are as glaring and as easy to avoid as the: Fatal Coincidence
The quality of your characters will form the foundation you desire for a strong story. In this four-part series, we’re looking at ways to develop three-dimensional, dynamic, story driving characters
Abraham Lincoln, America’s iconic 16th President (1861-65), was never known as either a great writer or a great orator. Yet he penned one of the most highly praised and oft-quoted speeches in history.
I enjoy humor-reading it, watching it and writing it. Writing it is the hardest. But that doesn’t stop me from including it when writing copy.
In humor writing, the first person that has to think something is funny is you. If you don’t think what you’ve written is funny, probably no one else will either. Still, that’s no guarantee others will enjoy your comedy
Do you have a story you want to develop as a comic book script? You might think the writing process would be the same as scripting movies, television, or plays, but the medium has very unique needs
Fantasy is, perhaps, the genre most associated with the untamed imagination. It’s that place of no boundaries, a generic construct out of which you can create
Do you have a favourite writer – someone whose books you love to read? And when you buy their books do you sit spell-bound while you mentally absorb page after page of their writing
Description is what writers use to colour in the basic elements of a story. It gives the reader a mental picture which they can carry that with them as the tale unfolds.
Creating convincing characters that are believable takes time and discipline. Creating dynamically real individuals without imposing your own thoughts and impressions upon them is not easy to do
I love to write nonfiction, especially about writing, travel, word games, and, oh heck, so many other interests. Here’s why.
Most fight scenes rely heavily upon the vague, and somewhat inaccurate, public perceptions of how martial artists would use their skills in a real fight.
Here are seven strategies you can use to increase your writing range and boost your income potential in the process.
The heavy use of jargon leaves those who don’t understand the terms feeling confused, while the ones who do understand might feel smug and in-the-know.
Cookery writing is a unique skill and one that requires the writer to adopt a slightly different approach to ensure the reader clearly understands their directions. English language students are often set the task of writing recipes as it teaches them to use the imperative mood.