How to be Funny if You’re Not–Part I

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m not funny. I try, but that gene was left out when God created me. But as a writer, I realize people like a sense of humor in a story. It’s like butter on broccoli or honey on toast–the words just taste better. I wrote several articles in my quest for…

8 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can

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There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite thing. That cutting a vein and bleeding on the page can get touch-and-go at times. Channeling your muse at times gets someone you’d prefer to avoid. And it’s well documented that trying to make a living…

4 Ways to Plan Your Writing

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Few people can sit down and start writing. Most of us hem and haw as we mentally walk through how to get from introduction to conclusion.┬áIt’s called ‘prewriting’ and everyone does it. What differs is the method–what best suits our communication style? Here are four approaches I’ve seen work for writer…