Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Need ideas for your book?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

If you know you want to write a book, but you're not sure what your topic should be, here's a great list of 10 ideas from Robert W. Bly, author of more than 50 books. As Bly points out, Dan Poynter teaches that you can write as an expert or as ...

Author 101 – Mark Victor Hansen

Friday, June 5th, 2009

On May 28, I attended Rick Frishman's Author 101 University in New York. I highly encourage you to attend this fantastic event next time it rolls around. Rick is hosting 3 this year.   Meanwhile, I'll post highlights from my notes to jumpstart your thinking.   Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the ...

What to do about “exceptionally fine writing”

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

"Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it...and delete it before sending your manuscript to the press." Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Tell a Story to Share the Truth

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

"If you want someone to simply hear the truth, tell them. If you want someone to know the truth, tell them a story." Eudora Welty [Hat tip to @gileskirk] What a powerful reminder from one of my favorite writers! (Welty's One Writer's Beginnings is a must-read.) When you're writing nonfiction, it's easy ...