Beth Willis Miller

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The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

Lee Child On How To Write A Book Your Readers Can't Put Down

Keeping in mind that rules are made to be broken, here are 3 tips from various pros on how to keep readers from putting your book down:<p>1. Lee Child: …

A crash course in verbs

Anyone remember the six primary verb tenses? How about the difference between infinitives and gerunds? Can you name the two forms of verbs?<p>Verbs …

4 useful blogs to get you started in self-publishing

The internet is swarming with writing and publishing blogs. Which ones are worth reading?<p>I dip into lots of blogs, and get inspiring and useful …

No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio

<i>“Please provide a bio of 150 words or less.”</i> How many times have you been asked to sum yourself up in the number of words <i>TV Guide</i> allots for the …

Seven Most Useful Writing Apps for Authors

We’ve heard it said enough: “There’s An App” for that – Does it hold true for authors? We’d say so! In fact there are so many cool apps out there …

How to Build Engagement With Story, Strategy, and Structure

I was listening to <b>Bill Moyers</b> interviewing Marshall Ganz on his Moyers and Company radio show. Ganz, who is one of the most influential organizers …

3 Persuasive Writing Techniques That Every Copywriter Should Master to Become Successful

A truly successful copywriter is the one who manages to come up with awesome creative ideas, put them into words optimally, and deliver a cohesive, …

The Importance of Knowing Why You Write

When asked, 'Why do you write?' many of us will give a quick answer, 'Because I must.' While this, to a point, is often true, there's more to it than …

How to Publish an Academic Book – Why Choosing a Publisher is Important and How to Choose One

Like many aspects of academic publishing, where you publish is often as important as what you publish. Thus, the decision of where to publish your …

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

In a recent tweeting spree, the inimitable <b>Joyce Carol Oates</b> offered ten tips on writing — a fine addition to this master-list of famous authors’ wisdom on the craft.<p>Write your heart out.The first sentence can be written only after the last sentence has been written. FIRST DRAFTS ARE HELL. FINAL …

Advertise Yourself: 5 Easy Copywriting Tips for Writers

<i>Welcome to the new world of writing: hello, Mad Men</i><p>Want to become a successful writer? Here’s a tip. Learn copywriting skills. In 2013 and beyond, …

How to Keep Writing

Every now and then there is a period in a writer’s life when real life takes over and cannot be ignored. What do you do? You deal with it, and then …

Write the Great American Novel In 10 Easy Steps

1) Be a dude, ideally dead. (Twain, Mailer, Faulkner, Hawthorne, Melville)<p>a. If you are not a dude, be:<p>i. Toni Morrison<p>ii. A woman who publishes only one book her entire life (Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell,<p>Harriet Beecher Stowe**)<p>b. White and privileged is good (Fitzgerald, Hemingway)<p>c. So is drunk …

The One Thing All Great Love Stories Have In Common—And What It Means To Your Writing

Hooray! It’s that time again!<p>And no, we’re not actually talking about Lincoln’s birthday. It’s Valentine’s Day—a time when writers think about the …

10 Editing Tips for Writers

Editing tips for writers.<p>If you’re the token writer at your office, among your friends, or in your family, then you’re probably asked on a regular …

Writing