How to Become a Writer

How to Become a Writer

“How did you become a writer?” I get asked this question a lot. Often, I tell about my love of reading—I was one of those kids who would read until the wee hours, with a flashlight under the fortress of my blankets, when I should have been sleeping. I was...
Gifts for Writers

Gifts for Writers

Gift-Giving Season is Upon us. If you are lucky to have a writer or three in your life and you are stumped for gift ideas, I have few suggestions that will be sure to keep their words flowing all year long. And, just maybe, you might want to add a few of these to your...
Copywriting, It’s Not Hard, Right?

Copywriting, It’s Not Hard, Right?

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. ~Ernest Hemingway How hard can it be, this writing thing? As a professional writer, I often hear non-writers suggest that copywriting must be easy for me since I am so good at it. That...
Care and Feeding of the Writer’s Body

Care and Feeding of the Writer’s Body

You don’t need to be a master researcher to find lots of writing advice if you’re looking to hone your craft. A quick search of the Web or your local bookstore will reveal numerous articles, books, and manuals on how to be a better, quicker, or more...