The Write Blog

17 Sep 2019

AMAZING FOODS THAT HELP YOU WRITE WELL

As writers, our greatest tools are our minds. And when our minds are not functioning properly, our ability to produce quality work is greatly affected. While things such as getting enough sleep and reducing stress are important for our brain function, equally important are the foods that we are eating. But, what foods are the […]

11 Sep 2019

THOU SHALT NOT REMOVE BUILDINGS BY WRITING ON THEM, AND OTHER STRANGE LAWS

There is a proverb that states that the pen is mightier than the sword. And I am sure that many writers would agree with that sentiment. Apparently the state of Maryland feels strongly about it, too. So strongly, in fact, that they seem to think the pen is mighty enough to remove a building, simply […]

05 Sep 2019

WHY WE PROCRASTINATE WHEN WE HAVE AN APPROACHING WRITING DEADLINE

Have you ever had a deadline you needed to meet, but found yourself doing anything and everything, except for what you are supposed to be doing? You know you should be writing that final chapter of your book that is due in a few days, but instead you are making yourself busy by cleaning out […]

03 Sep 2019

TIME ZONES CHEAT SHEET FOR WRITERS

As a writer who works remotely, and occasionally travels for different genealogy and family history projects, calculating time zones is always an issue for me. I live in the Mountain time zone, but the majority of the writers I work with are in Central time. And with clients all over the world, scheduling conference calls […]

29 Aug 2019

11 WEIRD HABITS THAT WRITERS CAN RELATE TO

We writers are a funny breed. I don’t know if it is the fact that a lot of us work from home, and spend most of our time in the sole company of our own imaginations (and a strong cup of coffee), or if it is because our livelihoods depend on our ability to find […]

27 Aug 2019

HOW TO WRITE A MEMOIR

Have you read a memoir lately? Chances are good that you have, or at the very least you’ve noticed a few making a splash on the best seller lists. Everyone from political figures to pop stars and even ordinary everyday people seem to be writing one these days. Maybe you’ve considered writing one yourself. But […]

22 Aug 2019

HOW TO WRITE BUSINESS EMAILS THAT SOUND FRIENDLY

In today’s technologically advancing world, email has become the official choice for communication within businesses. The lack of face-to-face communication can cause a lot of issues and misunderstandings, though. Because of this, it is important that business emails convey a clear message, elicit the desired response, and, above all, not offend in any way. But […]

20 Aug 2019

8 INCREDIBLE STORIES TO INSPIRE WRITERS

Anyone who has ever tried to publish a book knows that being an author is not for the faint of heart. Getting a reputable publisher to even look at your book can be a challenge; and finding one to represent you can seem impossible. Unless you are an A-list celebrity, or a millionaire heiress, getting […]

08 Aug 2019

IS YOUR FAVORITE WRITER AN UNDERCOVER GHOSTWRITER?

If you grew up in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, you are almost certainly familiar with the insanely popular teen book series The Baby-Sitters Club. But, did you know that the books in that series were not all written by Ann M. Martin (who is credited as the author on all of the books)? […]

06 Aug 2019

ENHANCE YOUR WRITING WITH THESE GREAT DESCRIPTIVE FOREIGN WORDS

Language is a fascinating and beautiful thing. As a writer with a passion for learning foreign languages, I am always on the hunt for perfect descriptive words in any language. Throughout my many travels, and attempts to learn languages along the way, I have found that there are some great words and phrases in other […]

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