Writer’s Resources

27 Jan 2020

CAPTURING WORDS—TOOLS WRITERS USE FOR RECORDING INTERVIEWS

If there is one thing that is guaranteed to improve a piece of writing and make it more interesting, it’s interviews. Adding firsthand experience, professional perspectives, and touching personal stories about a topic helps to elevate writing in a way that nothing, not even seriously in-depth research, can. For as long as writers have been […]

02 Dec 2019

FIVE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR WRITERS

If you’ve known a writer, you know they can be picky (some might even say pretentious). But it’s really not that hard buying gifts for the writers in your life – especially not with TWFH on your side. Here we’ve put together a list of five of our favorite gifts and gadgets for writers. 1. […]

14 Nov 2019

HOW TO KICK-OFF A WRITING PROJECT: PART THREE – GATHERING INFORMATION

The team is in place and the kick-off meeting ( or kick-off call) is over. Now comes the content. You probably have a good idea of what you need from everyone. You’ll find, however, that different colleagues require different levels of engagement. Your main challenge may well be dealing with various comfort levels when it […]

12 Nov 2019

THE 108 MOST PERSUASIVE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

It’s a long known fact that the secret to persuasive writing isn’t in the adjectives, it’s in the verbs. Copywriters know power verbs sell and convince. Internally, we have a list of 108 verbs that we’ve been using for a good decade, and we recently thought we should share it with proper credit to the […]

03 Oct 2019

HOW TO KICK-OFF A WRITING PROJECT: PART TWO- THE KICK-OFF CALL

In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of running a kick-off meeting when starting a new project. However, if, as in many large, dispersed organizations, it turns out that the meeting participants are in different locations, the kick-off meeting will have to be a call. While the concept of the kick-off call follows the […]

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 […]

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 go by 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 […]

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 […]

30 Jul 2019

UNIQUE MUSEUMS WRITERS CAN APPRECIATE

As writers, we have a great appreciation for the arts. Be it the art of the written word, visual arts such as painting and photography, or musical arts and dancing—we just love creative expressions! But, is all art beautiful or good? The answer to that question can be found in the basement of the Somerville […]