What is a writing voice? It's how you write your words. Hemingway sounds different than Grisham. Voskamp sounds different than TerKeurst. You sound different than the writer sitting next to you. The problem is that we often try to...Continue Reading
Last night I watched an episode of a makeover show. In it, a single mom worked from home preparing natural recipes in her kitchen. She sat on an uncomfortable stool, her knees pressed into the cabinet. Her laptop...Continue Reading
I really want to write a book about my life. I can't tell you how many people I've heard say that sentence over the years. In fact, I read a statistic once that said 90% of people think they...Continue Reading
A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. You might think that hyperbole has no place in nonfiction but if used well it places a bit of fun in your writing. Let's look at this example...Continue Reading
When we think of dialogue or setting a scene, we often delegate that to fiction. However, storytelling is just as powerful in nonfiction.
Consider this story.
“Can you name the one person you are angry with?” The teenaged girl twirled a...Continue Reading
A group of bloggers sat around a table at a coffee shop. One newer blogger shared the uncertainty of fitting in the fast-paced blogging world. A seasoned blogger spoke words of encouragement. Another offered a tip to help...Continue Reading