Kerry Rowberry

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Hack your psychology and unlock the tricks to help that inner writer.

Ready for a spot of meta-cognition? Knowing how you think will help you learn how to be the most effective writer you can be.I’m not going to give …

Creative Writing

Is it really possible to earn good money through writing?

It is, but it might not be funA significant bulk of my income this year has come from writing. If I separate it from the other sources of income, …

Here’s the one crucial thing you must do before you write

Here are the mistakes most writers make:• They use passive voice too much, hiding the “actor” of the sentence. (For example, “Mistakes were made.”)<br>• They …

Creative Writing

7 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn if You Want a Happy, Successful Life

The best way to enforce happy relationships is to exercise your willingness to walk away from them<p><i>"What is it that nobody tells you about adult life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

How to overcome your Writing Excuses

In an effort to make myself write more I listed my writing excuses and then tried to debunk them.I have this list posted everywhere and I think it …

Creative Writing

Why Talent Isn’t Enough to Be a Good Writer?

Ever looked at the work of a writer and thought, “Wow! He or she has talent?” We often hear others referred to as “promising talent.” And it begs the …

Benefits of Writing I Did Not See Coming

“Routine Equals Freedom” — Jocko Willinks<p>I am approaching my year anniversary of writing consistently on Medium. Like making the decision to do …

Creative Writing

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

Mind

Don’t Study Books on Writing — Do This Instead

Don’t Study Books on Writing — Do This Instead<p>In January 2014, I got stuck in an airport with my family. Our flight was delayed by a massive …

How to Market a Book: 10 First Steps

Have you ever wondered how to market a book? You spend months, maybe even years writing, editing, then rewriting your book until it’s a masterpiece …

Writing

How I keep a Consistent writing schedule

(<b>With a full time Job AND a full time Family!</b>)<p>For some new writers like myself, the problem with writing may not be all about finding the right ideas …

These 6 Common Excuses Will Stop You From Writing

Do you know some writers often look for excuses not to write? While some writers are super organized and committed to writing a certain number of …

Character Conflict in Stories

Character conflict in Silence of the Lambs..We’ve heard it again and again, character conflict is essential to writing stories that are page turners. …

Time Travel

So You Want To Be A Writer? Don’t Try.

Charles Bukowski on ‘trying’ to create art<p>After decades of failure, Charles Bukowski — an alcoholic, womanizer and man who <i>Time</i> magazine described as …

The best books on Moral Character, recommended by Christian B Miller

Why do apparently 'good' people sometimes behave deplorably? Christian B Miller, professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, selects five …

How to Choose the Right Book Cover Dimensions • Reedsy

March 29, 2018 - Book Design - 3 Comments<p>When we talk about book cover design, we often talk about the color palette, typography and use of images. …

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

How to Polish Your Business Writing, According to 'Grammar Girl'

`Quick and Dirty Tips' inspired by Grammar Girl and National Grammar Day.<p>Sunday marks National Grammar Day. Who knew? Self-proclaimed grammar nerds across the country, I assure you.<p>To celebrate, I offer these tips and insights into proper grammar and good writing from Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar …

How to quit smoking - and what happens to your body as you do

It's that time of year - when you decide you've had your last cigarette.<p>Sure, you said the same last year and the year before, but this time you're …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

The Religion of Black Panther's Jabari Tribe Raises Questions About Cultural Appropriation

The moment you first lay eyes on <i>Black Panther</i>’s Wakanda, you can immediately see the care and attention to detail that went into realizing the …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

10 Things to Blog About When You’re a Brand-New Author

With all the advice that’s thrown at any new writer looking to get published, this one’s heard the most:<p>Build an audience around your work.<p>I’m …

Cut “That” Out!

In this article, I’m going to help a lot of you out. I see writers make this mistake ALL the time. It’s extremely common and quite annoying, honestly.<p>…

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

Ten Ways to Handle Writer’s Block

It doesn’t matter if you’re a best-selling author or a first-time writer. Sooner or later, every storyteller will find themselves staring at their …

Creative Writing

Basics to better writing: read more

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.<p>Stephen King is right. Reading is one of the most …

How to Tackle Writer’s Block

Putting words to page is nary an issue when there’s an urgency of expression in our ideas and opinions.<p>A lot of times, we create the pressure that …

Is Cultural Appropriation Ever Appropriate?

SOME YEARS AGO, I wrote a screenplay about a freed American slave who turned up in London in 1809 and quickly proved himself a boxer capable of …

5 Tips on How to Make Your Writing Process Feel Like a Game

<i>By Joan Selby</i>Exhausted. Sleepless. Stressed… Oh, you must be a writer! It’s a tough job, but you do it because it’s the only thing that makes you …

Creative Writing