Headlines are not my strong suit. Every article I write has to have a headline, and I struggle to create something snappy and relevant almost every time. This means more than 15 years of headline struggle and probably thousands of words wrestled out of my brain in hopes of finding the ultimate catchy phrase that… Continue Reading
One missing letter led to the demise of a 125-year old Welsh family business, an Australian newspaper reports.
In one of my favorite movies ever, Amadeus, a king tells Mozart that his latest opera contained “too many notes.” “Just cut a few,” the monarch said. Of course that did not go over well with the genius composer. As writers, we often cut a few words, or even a lot of words, to the benefit… Continue Reading
Writer’s Digest recently offered a free webinar titled “How to Land High Paying Writing Gigs in the Christian Market.” Presented by American Writers & Artists Inc., the webinar covered everything from the skills needed to succeed in the Christian business market, to writing and copywriting opportunities available, to tips on how to break in. I’m… Continue Reading
Yesterday I listened to a webinar presented by Writer’s Digest titled “Build Your Author Platform Online: How to Build a Content-Rich Website that Builds a Massive Fan Base.” Author and copywriter Nick Usborne, in conjunction with American Writers and Artists Inc., hosted the hour-long webinar. I learned a wealth (pun intended!) of great information and… Continue Reading
Howdy, I came across this inspiring story from ASJA’s blog and wanted to pass along the positive words. Sandra Yin left a lucrative corporate law job to write poetry. She also wrote about career transition, which ultimately led to a new and more rewarding one. This is exactly the sort of message I needed to… Continue Reading
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. – George Orwell I picked up a collection of George Orwell’s essays before a five-and-a-half hour flight to Nashville for Christmas. The little book (literally pocked-sized) leads with “Why I Write,” Orwell’s classic… Continue Reading