Writer’s Resources

16 Feb 2021

WHAT DOES “SHOW, DON’T TELL” MEAN IN WRITING?

You’ve written a piece you adore. The language flows, and it’s wonderfully descriptive. Your editor (or teacher) then comes back with, “Show me, don’t tell me!”  Seriously? You’ve heard that same critique a thousand times. Don’t worry. All writers have found those dreaded words on their drafts. What are they looking for? Let’s get to […]

12 Feb 2021

FANTASTIC WORDS TO DESCRIBE OBSCURE EMOTIONS

Have you ever found yourself searching for a word to describe certain emotions or feelings, but just can’t put your finger on the right one? Well, believe it or not, there is actually a word for that. It’s called “lethologica.” But lethologica does not have to get you down. It turns out there is a […]

12 Jan 2021

10+ (MORE) GREAT BOOKS EVERY ASPIRING WRITER SHOULD READ

Writers love to read about writing. From advice on mastering their craft, to memoirs of writers, and even straight-up grammar tips, books about writing are a major part of every aspiring writer’s library. The Writers For Hire writer, Jennifer Rizzo, told us about “5 Great Books Every Aspiring Writer Should Read,” and they were great […]

05 Jan 2021

WRITERS’ TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME

Ever since COVID-19 lockdowns started in March of 2020 and forced many people to work from home, the internet has been full of hilarious memes. From jokes about doing Zoom calls in your pajamas, to cartoons depicting parents trying to work with kids in the house, it’s clear that the switch from the office to […]

01 Dec 2020

UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE IN WRITING

“TIME’s spell-check always admonishes me whenever I compose a sentence in the passive voice, a warning that is often ignored by me.” — Richard Corliss, film critic for TIME magazine There are certain writing tips or admonishments that writers hear so often that they’ve become almost cliché: “Show don’t tell.” “Write every day.” “Use the […]

30 Oct 2020

AVOIDING THE COPYRIGHT POLICE: WAYS TO FIND FREE IMAGES FOR YOUR BLOG

Remember story time as a kid? While the story was great, you have to confess it was the pictures that drew you in, right? Looking at the pictures was the best part of the entire experience. The same applies to digital and printed communications. Visuals, including photography and infographics, play a significant role in helping […]

23 Oct 2020

20 GREAT PODCASTS TO INSPIRE AND IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

As professional writers, we at The Writers For Hire (TWFH) are constantly looking to hone up on our skills while staying attuned to current trends and developments in the writing world. And we have found that listening to podcasts is a fantastic way to do just that! Whether you are tuning in while working out […]

28 Jul 2020

DIVING HEADFIRST INTO YOUR FAMILY TREE

Do you ever wonder about where your ancestors came from, and what struggles they had to endure in their life’s voyage? The journey of discovering your roots and your family history can be quite fascinating and exciting. It can also be a daunting and time-consuming task. A simple Google search will lead you to a […]

17 Apr 2020

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: HOW AND WHY TO RAMP UP YOUR BLOG CONTENT QUICKLY

As more and more Americans self-quarantine or are asked to work from home, online activity is skyrocketing. In fact, from January 29 to April 8,  usage rates rose 105 percent (from 22.6 million people to 46.2 million people in the U.S. using the internet during peak hours). While the circumstances aren’t ideal, most business owners […]

18 Mar 2020

KEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Kimberly Smith, University of Houston Small Business Development CenterEach year, about 400,000 new small businesses open their doors to the economic landscape in their communities. But according to www.bloomberg.com, a whopping 80 percent of these new ventures will fail within the first 18 months. What’s the difference between one energetic, inspired entrepreneur with an idea […]