What to do with your typos

Typos are the bane of all writers. They can mess with your meaning, disrupt the flow of your sentences and leave readers confused. One small typo can derail your entire work, stealing your credibility and, with it, the ability your work has to make a lasting impact. Right? I'm not so sure anymore. I'm a … Continue reading What to do with your typos

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Should you be reading or writing more?

If you want to become a better writer, the equation is simple: Reading + Writing = Better Writing Filling in the variables, however, is not. In a Facebook group that I'm a member of, someone recently asked other group members about their own reading and writing habits. This member expressed anxiety because he feels like … Continue reading Should you be reading or writing more?

A writer’s best tool

It's that time of the month at work when I'm busy churning out ghostwritten newspaper columns before they're due to editors; drafting monthly blogs for clients; and helping account managers write and finesse e-newsletter intros. I've also been playing around with flyer copy for a new client. As I rush to meet deadlines and get … Continue reading A writer’s best tool

Trust the writing process

Writing is a creative process, no matter what type of writer you are. Unfortunately, creativity often alludes writers when they need it most. Though I would love for my creativity to hit just before I sit down to write, that pressure often makes my creativity run away in fear. Then it will only return when … Continue reading Trust the writing process

How to effectively self-edit your writing

Today, I spent the morning and afternoon editing two pieces I've been working on for weeks. One is a personal experience/travel essay and the other is the first two-ish chapters of a memoir. After weeks of writing and re-writing, I finally got both pieces to a place I felt good about, so I knew this … Continue reading How to effectively self-edit your writing

My plan to read more often

As I discussed in my last blog post, "Step away from the screen to get your creative juices flowing," screens inhibit our creative brains. Luckily, we can combat our screen time by picking up a new read. Reading has been shown to enhance our creative thinking and spur our imaginations. With that in mind, I recently … Continue reading My plan to read more often