Only Words

Heiroglyphs

Photo Credit:Jon Bodsworth
Heiroglyphs from the tomb of Seti I

You may have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but if that were true,
we'd still be writing in hieroglyphics, wouldn't we?

Surrounded by Writing Prompts

Elderly man on park bench

Observe your world. Look at the old man on the park bench and imagine him as a boy. What choices or circumstances changed his dreams and brought him to whom and where he is today? Ask yourself, what is he looking at? What does he see?

The Holy Grail of Writing

The Holy Grail of Writing

What's your favorite novel writing application? After decades of writing, and several misfires, I have finally found mine. In fact, these days I have an arsenal of writing aids, but one in particular is special for creative work.

The Snowflake Method:
Turning Mountains to Molehills

snowflake panorama
photo credit:Geralt

"Oh no! Not snow. It's spring!"
"Hold on. This isn't about bad weather It's about good writing!"

Lame English:
Buzzwords, Cliches, & Crutch Words

Many words start life in the well-defined folds of the Oxford or the Merriam-Webster dictionary. In time overwork and abuse corrupt their meaning.
These are buzzwords, cliches, and crutch words.

Wasp

photo credit : Christel

Cover Letters and Queries That Get Your Work Published.

cover letters

It's written. How do you get it published?
Both queries and cover letters are letters of introduction. The most important thing to remember is to craft a cover letter or query that meets the requirements of submission guidelines, which may differ from publisher to publisher and agent to agent.


Formatting Content: The Medium
IS the Message

Look Here!

What you say might be less important than how you say it.
This holds true, in fact, even truer for material that is published on the web.



Writer's Block: Bemused by Your Muse

writers block

Before computers, writer's block buried your muse under a pile of wrinkled paper and left you bemused. Its synonyms are synonymous with writer's block: addled, muddled, overwhelmed, paralyzed, perplexed. These are the feelings writers get when they convince themselves they can't write.



Royalty Free vs. Really Free

We've all downloaded software that has "Agree” and "Disagree” buttons, meaning that we have read and agree to the terms of use.Because clicking agree means you get to continue, you may be tempted to click without reading the lengthy legal terms just because you want the software. If you click the disagree, you lose the ability to install the software. Many Internet stock photo galleries use similar buttons.

⬆To the Top ⬆