Archive for June, 2015


Making Money Writing when you have Health Challenges

Writing is an online job it is possible to do really well when you have health challenges or any sort of chronic disability. You don’t need the ability to run five miles before breakfast: You just need a computer, some sort of affinity for writing and a specialty you like to write about. Here are my […]

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Know your Tropes: Avoid Clichés

Screen writers are hyper-aware of tropes: Fiction writers (especially new ones) not so much. Tropes are common scenarios that happen in TV or in the movies (and occasionally in real life) Clichés… are phrases. Simple as that. Clichés are fatal in writing: Not only because they are so overused that they lack (or even defuse) emotional meaning, […]

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Writers Groups: To Join or Not to Join?

Joining a writer’s group—or not joining one—is usually a decision made out of personal preference. Reclusive or introverted people say things like: “I don’t do well in group situations”, and outgoing writers love to join writer’s groups. But regardless of your personality type, becoming a member of a writer’s group can help you grow and […]

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What’s Your Writing Meme?

Memes for writers. (Hey, you can’t take yourself too seriously–even if you do take your writing seriously.) I find that a picture cut out and stuck to my bulletin board is helpful for inspiring me on those rare days when I need a kick in the writing pants. This is my current reminder to achieve my […]

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