There’s a definite connection between a writer’s heart and his imagination, as this insightful advice from Mark Twain suggests: “When all else fails, write what your heart tells you. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Are you struggling with writer’s block? Don’t know what to write? Here’s an insight from master storyteller Ray Bradbury: “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
When you are down on yourself and think you’ll never be a great writer, remember… “You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” —Doris Lessing
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Happy Friday to all! Another week in the history books, and if you’ve been wanting to do some writing, this weekend is a great time to start!
In the writing classes I’ve taught over the years, I’ve often said that as a writer, your words can entertain, enlighten, even change the world. It’s not a new concept. Back in the mid-1500s, Martin Luther wrote: “If you want to change the world, pick up a pen.” That’s just as true today.
Opening your submission cover letter with “Dear Sirs” will bring an instant rejection slip from this Irish independent publisher. Tramp Press announced today that it is closing the door to writers who open their cover letter with “Dear Sirs” or mention that they do not read books by women. The editors say they want to […]
Here’s some great advice for those who struggle with writer’s block—WRITE your way out of it! “You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write your way out of a thinking block.” —John Rogers
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A dash of humor for my writing friends… “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” —Somerset Maugham