Month: January 2016

How to Overcome Writer’s Block Once and for All: My Surprising Solution

You well know the frustration. It comes time to write, and you can’t produce a single word. Maybe you’ve tried for weeks, months, or even years. But still nothing comes. You’re suffering the dreaded Writer’s Block while your writing dream, , and all collect dust in the attic of your mind. If you don’t find a cure soon, you’re going to give up—and your story will never reach the masses…

Writing Tips 40 Experts Wish They’d Known as Beginners

How I wish I had known as a teenager what I know now! At 19 I worked full-time as a sportswriter for a daily newspaper. I loved my job, but I was ambitious and wanted to see if I could sell a story to the Features editor. I worked hard on one, on my own time, and submitted it with photos. The editor’s response crushed me. In red pencil at…

How to Write Dialogue That Captivates Your Reader

If the dialogue you write bores you, it’ll put your reader to sleep. And unfortunately, your first reader will be or an editor. You can’t slip anything boring past them. Your job is to make every word count. That’s the way to keep your reader riveted until the final page—no small task. Making every word count is how to write compelling dialogue. Readers love dialogue because: It breaks up intimidating…