Mar 022014
5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

Even the most successful writers have minds that go blank occasionally. These writing tips will help you overcome the paralysis that stops you from getting your words on paper. Writing when you feel like you have nothing to say is about training your mind to think like a writer. What does this mean? I don’t know, but author Sage Cohen does. She wrote The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to Help You

Read More
Sep 232011
5 Reasons Writers Should Not Outline Articles or Essays

I never outline my magazine articles, book ideas, or essays, so when I found this article on the reasons writers should not outline their work, I was thrilled! Here’s what Publication Coach Daphne Gray-Grant says: “When I was a sullen high school student, many of my teachers demanded that we submit outlines with every essay. We fooled most of them by writing our essays first and creating the outlines afterwards.

Read More
May 192011
10 Writing Tips for Science and Math College Students

College students majoring in science or math often say they can’t write. These writing tips will help math or science majors who struggle to write term papers, essays, and tests. These tips will help you explain formulas and theories in actual words and sentences. Before the tips, a quip: “One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.”

Read More
Jul 252010
Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach. Before the tips, a quip: “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in

Read More
Jul 222010
College Writing Help – 5 Ways to Write Better Essays

The savviest students know that finding the right college writing help will get them the right grades! These five ways to write better essays range from snuggling up to the assignment to editing with different hats on. Before the tips, a quip: “It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do.” ~ Uniek Swain. Your college professor has probably defined plagiarism and warned you

Read More
Jul 152010
How to Write About a Boring Topic

Writers have to know how to write about boring topics because we’re not all lucky enough to write about what we love! These five writing tips are from Sarah Danielson, who says…. “Dull content can be the kiss of death for otherwise likeable writers. Being professional and meeting the needs of your clients is one thing, but even if their style is extremely conservative, it doesn’t preclude you from writing

Read More
Jun 102010
How to Write Better Sentences, Better Paragraphs, Better Everything!

Knowing how to write better sentences will help you write better paragraphs, which will help you be a better writer! To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the sentence is the thing.” It’s the foundation of spellbinding books, blogs, or magazine articles! These tips will help you write better sentences, which will create better paragraphs, which will blossom into better books, blog posts, or magazine articles. Before the tips, a quip: “A scrupulous writer, in

Read More
Apr 222010
7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don't Tell Stories

Don’t be a foolish writer! Here, a publication coach describes the reasons writers need to tell stories, and explains why story-telling is “the most important job for writers.” “Telling stories – and telling them well – is probably the single most important job facing any writer,” says the Publication Coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “And guess what? Stories aren’t just for novelists. They’re for everyone from the CEO to his or her most

Read More
Dec 152009
How to Write Better – 5 Quick Tips for Clear, Effective Writing

The key to successful writing – whether it’s a school essay, business proposal, book manuscript, feature article, or blog post (phew!) – is using clear and effective words and sentences. Here are several quick tips for better writing, which will make even the dullest subjects more interesting for readers (and writers!).   Before the tips, a quip: “There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.” ~ H.L. Mencken. Yikes, that’s

Read More
Sep 272008
Tips for Editing and Revising Articles, Essays, and Research Papers

The best way to write great articles, essays, and research papers is to edit and revise until you can edit and revise no more! These tips for rewriting apply to all types of writing — from nonfiction papers to short stories. Knowing how to edit and revise is the key to being a successful writer (or earning an “A” on that essay or research paper!). These tips are from published authors, freelance writers, and writing

Read More