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Matt Brough is a lot of things. He’s a father, a husband, a pastor, and a sports fan. He’s also a podcaster …

January 15, 2018

What if you could write a magazine article which could be published year after year in different publications? These types of articles …

January 13, 2018

It’s a new year. For some writers it is an opportunity to pick up a previous work that had been lost in …

January 9, 2018

I didn’t speak until I was three years old. To everyone’s relief, I finally talked and did so in full sentences but …

December 30, 2017

When we think of creative writing, we often think of novels, short stories, poetry, or even screenplays. But perhaps one of the …

December 27, 2017

We’re still building a heroine named Susie. We don’t know too much about her yet. #amwriting #writingromance101 #craftingtheheroine

December 23, 2017

I’ve been baking for a couple of weeks now. The wonderful aromas of spices, sugar and chocolates fill my house. My kitchen …

December 21, 2017

Life brings each of us strange personal experiences. This spring I traveled to visit my mother in Kentucky. When I checked into …

December 13, 2017

Let’s face it: There isn’t a guaranteed and instant pay off for the writer who works hard at finishing his/her book. Especially …

December 9, 2017

The first page of your book determines whether the reader will continue reading or if they will move on to another book. …

December 7, 2017

Email campaigns work wonders. It’s true that emerging college graduates consider email an outdated form of communication, but the rest of us …

November 30, 2017

The heroine is the key to any romance. Yes, we women also want a great guy for her to end up with, …

November 23, 2017

By Jean Matthew Hall Before our grandchildren came along always read the Christmas story in Luke 2 around the Christmas tree before …

November 21, 2017

Normally in these articles about magazine writing, I focus on positive ways to make a difference. From my years in the publishing …

November 13, 2017

I attended my first writing conference when I was sixteen-years-old. This is what lead to the publication of my first novel, PURPLE MOON. …

November 9, 2017

“Oh, you’re a fantasy writer? I love ‘The Lord of the Rings.’” “I don’t write that kind of fantasy.” “What other kind …

November 7, 2017

By Doug Peterson Glass breaks. But even better, glass shatters. A knife cuts. But even better, a knife slashes. A thief …

November 5, 2017

Career success as a freelance copywriter depends on your ability to secure the right clients. If your clients cost you time, wear …

October 30, 2017

From Script to Stage/Screen Part 4 We have explored four of the major responsibilities placed upon any director in the production of …

October 29, 2017
Love writing

Girl Meets Boy. Lots of problems. Finally, Girl Gets Boy. That’s my new formula for romance writing. Most readers of romance in …

October 23, 2017

As a long-time writer for magazines and a former magazine editor, there are some basic truths about publishing in magazines. Through writing …

October 13, 2017

A poet must choose his words for sound as well as meaning. You could call it verbal music. When you compose music, …

October 12, 2017

Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

Do your characters fight right? Action is often a big part of the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Your story may not have …

October 7, 2017

In our first article, we looked at how research was vital to prepare any director to present a script onto the stage …

October 4, 2017
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