Month: January 2013

Write using your 5 senses — Ruth L. Snyder


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A phrase we hear often as writers is “Show, don’t tell.” One way we can do this more effectively is to include descriptions using all five senses. “Sensory words paint vivid pictures that relate to the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. In fiction, non-fiction and poetry, they serve as a type of shor Read More

On Writer’s Block: Help for writers who need it — Carolyn Wilker


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Have you ever had a day that you couldn’t write? When the blank computer screen seems to taunt you? You’re not alone. Books and articles have been written on the topic, telling writers how to break free of it and what to do when it Read More

Write what you know — Nikki Rosen


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I’ve heard it said many times….’write what you know.’ Writing what we know can be a good springboard for developing stories that have impact. It’s what Harper Lee did. She penned one book – one book only – but that one book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been read and reread and even made Read More

News Release Basics for Writers — Ruth L. Snyder


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Any writer who is working on marketing a book or other product should know some basics about news releases. For a quick overview, chec Read More