Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration

Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration

I’m going to be honest. I wrote the title for this blog and then promptly fell asleep. It was seven in the morning, and I’d been up all night, plagued with a battery of thought as writers often are, and I was exhausted. I wrote this title, ready to invite you back into my geekside virtual office with a question: do you know what sells? Continue reading “Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration”

Editing vs. Proofreading

Editing vs. Proofreading

In today’s world, we often interchange words with similar meanings. As time slips by, the distinctions between these words begin to vanish. One such example is that of the terms “proofreading” and “editing.”

These two words are interchanged so often that we find many thinking editing services are merely proofreading services. So, is there really a difference between editing and proofreading? Continue reading “Editing vs. Proofreading”

How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story

Storytelling is one of the most important elements of writing. It doesn’t matter if you’re an independent author writing fiction, a copywriter creating content for a business or a student writing a paper for school. Knowing how to tell a great story can make the difference between capturing and losing your audience. Continue reading “How to Tell a Great Story”

Should I Use a Pseudonym?

Should I Use a Pseudonym?

A pseudonym, also known as a pen name, is a fictitious or fake name. Pseudonyms have a rich heritage dating back to 1833. Mark Twain was a pen name wielded by the famous American author Samuel Clemens. Theodor Geisel, better recognized as Dr. Seuss, held three pen names; Dean Koontz, a famous novelist, held upwards to eleven! Many an author has opted to use one (or more) for various reasons. It’s perfectly natural to wonder, Should I use a pseudonym? Continue reading “Should I Use a Pseudonym?”

5 Ways to Banish Writer’s Block

5 Ways to Banish Writer’s Block

You sit down with a steaming cup of coffee (or tea), ready and wanting to write, but nothing happens. You stare at a blank word processing page on your computer or tablet. The whiteness is emanating an unsaid taunt, threatening to induce blindness. Your eyeballs pulse as your mind races. What ails you? It’s called writer’s block! Continue reading “5 Ways to Banish Writer’s Block”

20 Tips for Maintaining Your Writing Focus

20 Tips for Maintaining Your Writing Focus

Writers come in all shapes and sizes. Some write for a living as freelance writers. Others wear a writer’s hat while in college or university. Still more slip into a writer’s shoes as they prep presentations and communications at work. Whether you’ve been writing for six months or six years, you no doubt agree that when you’re in the zone, you’re in the zone. But if you lose your focus you’ll spend hours staring at a blank screen, eyes watering as your deadline looms. Continue reading “20 Tips for Maintaining Your Writing Focus”