How to Handle Harsh Criticism in Context: 3 Questions to Ask After a Rough Critique

Criticism comes in many forms. If a critic gives a comment that feels hurtful, incorrect, personal, or underwhelming, responding with language full of fire and brimstone can be tempting. Before responding to a less than stellar remark about your...

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3 Exercises to Develop Creative Skill

Creativity is more than just a personal trait. Continually creating inventive material requires the development of certain skills. The following three exercises use theories of psychology and the experience of successful artists to develop these foundation skills. Reject the Routine:...

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Writing Full Time: Should I Quit My Day Job?

Professional writer. Sounds like the dream job of a lifetime! If you can write creatively, get paid enough to live on, and spend your days doing what you love, why not? Well, there is quite the debate over day...

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Guest Post by Diana Rose

Today’s guest post was graciously shared by Diana Rose, contracted author of YA Fantasy Romance with Across Genres Publishing. She’s agreed to share some excerpts from her personal essay on writing, her journey, and what she has learned from...

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3 Ways Music Enhances Creative Writing

Tricks to enhance creativity, or to tap into that focused work-zone of consistent writing, are always a highly questioned topic. It’s like looking for the Holy Grail, and everyone wants to know if it works or if it’s just...

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The Publishing Journey with Leo Kane

We're very happy to welcome Leo Kane as a guest author this week! She is pleased to announce the release of her book Hope, the first in her supernatural, psychological thriller series: Heavensgate. She is published under Dark Serpent Publishing,...

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Some Simple Truths with James Lee Nathan III

Our guest post today is by James Lee Nathan III. He is a self published author out of Maryland and has done great work updating and incorporating mythology and history into original fiction. He's here to offer some tips...

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Are There No New Ideas?

There are two sides to every argument, but in the case of “Are there no new ideas?” the debate has more to its answer than a simple yes or no. Wondering, philosophically, whether man is capable of creating something...

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Are There No Original Ideas?

Many debate over the nature of creative writing, especially when major trends become obvious, and popularity causes a market flood of a particular genre or topic. The culture associated with writing and storytelling often comes up against one tenacious...

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