A Writing Journal: 3 Tips To Ease Stress And Improve Your Writing

Here’s a question I’ve been asking my stressed-out students: “Do you keep a writing journal?” Over the years, I’ve found that journaling: Reduces stress; Enhances productivity, so that you get more done in less time; Helps with overall creativity. Why journal NOW? In a word, stress. While we’re isolating ourselves, stress is a big challenge. We’re not in control; this … Read more

Freelance Writing: Stay Creative And Rebuild Your Business

Are you facing the rebuilding of your freelance writing business? Many of the freelance writers with whom I’ve chatted over the past few weeks are struggling with cancelled gigs and clients who’ve shuttered their businesses. Although it seems Pollyanna-ish to say: “you’ll soon be back, bigger and better than ever,” a positive attitude is vital. Believe in yourself. Pray: prayer … Read more

Writing Fiction: 4 Tips To Help You To Begin Your Novel

Thinking about writing fiction? I’ve had questions from freelance writers who want to spend their sudden free time writing a novel. One writer, a former freelance writing student, said she’s tried writing fiction during NaNoWriMo, but hasn’t published a novel yet. She wants some help. “How do I write a good novel? What’s the secret?” She asked. Writing fiction: start … Read more