Is writing Therapeutic?

Therapy is expensive.  This post highlights ways in which writing can help over-come emotions that are difficult to process. Writing is one way in which we can help ourselves heal after difficult events in our lives. What is writing therapy? It's expressive writing often used to treat bereavement, abuse, desertion, substance abuse and many other …

Some words of wisdom for using adverbs and Adjectives

This short post explains why you should limit your use of these bad boys.  Many early fiction writers used plenty of them. For any kind of writing, verbs are the most important tool a writer has.  For non-fiction, it's best to avoid them altogether unless they add new meaning. The general rule is, that you should …

A few ideas to get started as a Copywriter

This post describes a few things to keep in mind if you are considering a career in copywriting. A good start is to start blogging on social media sites and build an online presence. This is a good way to build relationships.   Most copy now is digital.  It's helpful but not necessary to have a simple …

5 Things you should know about Blogging

There are no definite rules about blogging, but here are a few basic bits of wisdom for making your blog stand out. Many authors wonder whether to niche or not to niche. There are reasons to have a niche.  Having a niche makes it easier to brand your business because you are focused on only …

Tips for finding your writing “Voice”

What is writing voice? what you can do to help speed up the process? Welcome back to my writing tips blog. This post defines what "voice" is all about and points to a few helpful tips.  Although Voice is something that develops gradually for each writer-- there are things that you can do to make …