The best tip for new creative writers is to practice creative writing. While creative writing talent is the paramount ingredient in your writing success, you also need basic skills, basic tools and kn...
The slushpiles in publishers' offices are higher than ever before, worse than that, they are getting taller by the day, and if you hope to avoid them, you have to grab the publisher's or agent's atten...
Everyone receives those reviews from Hell occasionally. The ones where the reader isn't able to see past her own favorite genre and thinks you should write to please her. The ones who haven't the li...
<p>Do you think that creative writing can be taught?<br /><br />First, let me say that I have taken only one creative writing course in my life. And so, my experience is not extensiv...
<p>Becoming a successful freelance public relations writer requires you to write persuasively and analytically. The key to persuasive writing is the key to good writing in general: know your aud...
The old saying is true. You do reap what you sow. This goes for your writing group as well. You can reap some wonderful benefits from being a part of a writing group, but there are some things you ...
So you've decided that you want to join an online writing group, but you have one burning question. With the vastness of the World Wide Web, how on earth do you even begin to look for an online writi...
In my case, it would be the Great Canadian Novel. But we are not all from the frosted North where the temperature plus windchill only equalled out to -26 Celcius today. I think I have frostbite on m...
If there's one thing that gets me miffed it's when ideas for a new story or article seem to dry up. So I came up with this technique that can spark ideas into life pretty quickly, and it's fun too!...
"What shall I write today?" That is the question writers often find themselves pondering. And yes, the reply often comes back: "Write What You Know". But is this always the best guiding principle?I...