Originality or Steal?

Ah, yes, originality! Or, better yet, as listed in my thesaurus: imagination, creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, cleverness, individuality, freshness, newness, novelty, uniqueness, boldness, daring, unconventionality, unorthodox, singularity. I have none of those qualities.  And the thing is, I like clichés!  I use them all the time in my day-to-day speech and, of course, in my writing … More Originality or Steal?

Can you hear me?

The third piece of writing advice in the Writer’s Digest article titled 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day is about developing one’s ‘voice’. Of course, you already have voice.  If not, then my apologies if I offend.  But most of us, by the time we hit our twenties, pretty much … More Can you hear me?

Precise Writing

These posts are a bit more daunting that I had anticipated.  What on earth do I use as an example?  Of course I had intended to use my WiP, but how am I supposed to know what constitutes good or bad writing in my work? Oy vey! That’s a topic I’ll tackle some other time, … More Precise Writing

Follow-up on Flow

Careful what ya ask, eh? This past weekend, I tried out the first point of writing advice in the 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day.  (Why on earth did they not shorten that title?) Author David Morrell posited that honest writing starts by asking yourself and your WiP (work in … More Follow-up on Flow

Flow

In this first of twenty-five posts, I will explore the first point of advice contained in the Writer’s Digest article 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day.  I hope you find my little public exercise useful. 1. Flow A piece of writing is a living thing. Our goal should be to … More Flow