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13 Easy Ways to Super-Charge Your Creativity

Creativity loves a brain at rest.<p>Any creative, whether a designer, entrepreneur, thought leader or other, can tell you creativity works best when the mind is at rest. You let your mind relax and wander and it starts connecting the dots in new and valuable ways.<p>This is now backed by new research, …

Creativity

7 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Inner Writer

This post may contain compensated links.<p><b>Beginning Your Writer’s Journey Starts Here.</b><p>You can be a writer, too. Yes, you!<p>One topic this is near and …

Writing

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Creative Writing

4 things writers should stop worrying about

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April of 2017.</i><p>Writing at work causes so much stress. So many questions. So much doubt.<p>Is this comma …

Creative Writing

Not Enough Experience on Your Resume? Rise Above 'Requirements'

Only a unicorn ticks every box of a recruiter's job description. Skills and experience aren't all acquired only at work. You are more than a mere list of your employers and what you did for them. When in doubt, apply anyway.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re looking …

Employment

A defense of adverbs

Adverbs aren’t very popular these days.We all know how Stephen King regards and Mark Twain regarded them. English teachers, writing coaches, and …

Creative Writing

5 Days in London: An Ideal London Itinerary

5 Days in London: Plan Your Perfect Trip<p>How original of me…a London itinerary. If you hard core eye-rolled because no one needs to see another travel …

England

Influence is the Enemy of Creation

You’re sitting there, at your desk, aren’t you?It’s that time of the day, again.So, what are you going to write about this time?What boring story are …

Creativity

Tortured Soul: Why Your Anxiety Is Actually The Key To Your Creativity

Very few things in this world are <i>absolutely</i> good or bad.<p>For the most part, things are what you make of them -- and, a lot of times, whether you …

Creativity

10 Tips for Choosing the right Character Names for your Fiction

Shares 0<p><i>Peggy Cass as “Agnes Gooch,” a memorable character name</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>“Agnes Gooch,” “Mr. McCawber,” “Albus Dumbledore”: memorable names of …

What Happens When Writing Becomes Effortless?

Imagine that there is just one truth about yourself, the world and the Universe. The Universe is universal, as the name indicates. And so are you, …

Creativity

Read this before you establish setting in your story

The setting literally sets the stage for your characters to thrive in the world you’ve created for them. The location and the time your characters …

Stephen King

Understanding conflict in stories

Here’s the truth. If your story doesn’t have conflict, it’s dead. Heck, if your story doesn’t have conflict it’s not a story. It’s probably, at best, …

Creative Writing

3 creative writing exercises to help you read like an author – at Reedsy

<b>Very Important re-blog today…</b>Nail Your NovelWant to learn some ninja plotting skills? Try these exercises at Reedsy.Reedsy is principally known as a …

Creative Writing

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity. “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country …

Creativity

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Source: Pixabay<p>There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this question that largely stems from the question of degree. I’d say yes, people’s creative …

Creativity

10 Visual Challenges to Boost Your Creative Photography

Fresh from HAPTIC DIGITAL: Annette Kim presents an awesome new visualization on 10 visualization challenges to boost your creative …

Street Photography

Tune In: 23 Best Podcasts for Writers

This year, to accompany our annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June issue of <i>Writer’s Digest</i>, we decided to put together a list …

Writing

Romance Writers on How the Genre Empowers Women

Romance novels get a bad rap. Most people judge them without even reading them, and accuse those who enjoy the genre of not reading “real” books.<p>We gathered together six well-known romance authors to help dispel stereotypes about the genre, and discuss how their stories are especially meaningful to …

Creative Writing

Empirical Study Reveals 14 Key Components of Creativity

In a world where robots seem to be taking over the world, the hottest buzzword amongst recruiters is “creative.” In every field, employers are …

Creativity

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Creative Writing

Stuck Between Jobs? There's Nothing To Be Embarrassed About

I learned that you'll be more marketable by moving forward with a plan focusing on your strengths than if you dwell on the fact that you're not …

Employment

I’m Not Insecure About My Writing

And the logic is simpleYou see- I know that I’m no good at this writing thing. At least, I haven’t reached my full potential.Yet, I’m at ease with …

Creative Writing

How to Write When You Don’t Wanna Write (As Told By Other Writers)

writing adviceThis article was completely crowdsourced.I’ve been in a slump lately. Ideas are flowing, that’s not the problem. I have zero desire to …

Creative Writing

Creative writing mistakes and how to avoid them

Creative writing is one of the most rewarding forms of literature, both for the writer and the reader. To paint new worlds, exciting characters and …

Creative Writing

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Creative Writing

How Long Should a Book Be? Word Count Guidelines

Shares 611<p><i>Follow word count guidelines to keep from snoozifying your reader.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>A constant complaint I hear from agents, editors, writing …

Writing

Six Qualities You Need To Be A Successful Author

Every writer wants to know what it takes to <b>be successful</b>. Guest author Christian Fink-Jensen shares his knowledge.Six Qualities You Need To Be A …

Writing

9 Soulful Reasons to Write

The necessity of writing about business<p>Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."<p>There are times when I ask myself why I write a weekly column, as I have for many years. It's a lot of work, after all, to add on top of running a …

Creative Writing