Writer’s Resources

18 May 2022

THE POWER OF POSITIVITY IN OUR WRITING

We’ve all likely heard the saying, “positivity breeds positivity.” And many of us have probably witnessed evidence of its truth in our own lives.   But positivity does much more than just spreading positive thoughts. In fact, a study done by Harvard Business Review found that people with positive outlooks are overall more successful (and […]

17 Feb 2022

THE PROPER USE OF QUOTES

The simple quotation mark has a surprisingly long and rich history. Its origin dates back a lot further than one might think. While the practice of using a written symbol to indicate an excerpt from another written work dates all the way back to Ancient Greece, documented history informs us that the ancestors of the […]

21 Jan 2022

11 GREAT ORGANIZATION TOOLS FOR WRITERS

Being a writer requires a combination of talent and discipline. Successful writers must develop routines and habits that allow them to harness their creative powers. In addition, writers must make time to conduct research, take notes, edit, and proofread their work. Indeed, the entire writing process demands a great deal of organization and careful attention […]

24 Dec 2021

FIVE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR WRITERS

If you know any writers, then 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. […]

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 […]