When you receive a rejection from a magazine editor, you may toss your query or article in the trash. After all, if the editor didn’t like it, why bother? You might be surprised...Continue Reading
Have you ever seen the movie where the writer bangs his head against the wall while a white, empty computer screen flashes in the background? We can run into the same frustration if we...Continue Reading
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
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
You labored over your blog posts, but did you take the same care with the titles of those blog posts?
In today’s tip, you’ll find tips to help you create blog titles to capture...Continue Reading
My daughter was born jaundiced and with a birth defect. The combination of her tiny black mask to protect her eyes and casts on her legs caused people to take a second look at the nursery. I was standing...Continue Reading
It’s just a little comma, but it can be confusing! The placement of a comma can completely change the meaning of a sentence.