Interview with EJ Roberts

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Meet EJ Roberts EJ Roberts is an all-around indie author reviewer! Back in July of 2016 I did something different and handed over the reins to her. She’s from A Drop of Ink Reviews. So take it away, EJ Roberts! Background I am EJ Roberts, the reviewer for A Drop of Ink Reviews. So let’s sit […]

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Getting inspiration from politics

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from politics Politics comes with built-in drama. Because competitions for high and low offices can be truly thrilling. And long-term friendships can sometimes end over this often forbidden topic. Right (American definition) So consider the conservative point of view, and what it truly entails. Go beyond the basics of voting. What is a […]

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Pocket conflicts in Writing

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Pocket conflicts So, Pocket Conflicts are the kinds of conflicts which are tiny. They aren’t wars and they don’t lead to divorce or a firing. Instead, they are more about the speed of “who moved my cheese?” Hence they are kind of trivial, yet they can add a lot of annoyance into anyone’s life. And […]

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Getting inspiration from pets

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from pets Pets are our constant companions. For a lot of people, their animal friends are their sole contact on some days. And they can inspire. Do you speak Dog? Humans first domesticated dogs back when we still lived in caves. They probably saved our species and certainly love us unconditionally. Dogs are […]

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Ideas Jar for Writing

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Ideas jar Do you have an ideas jar? Origin I first heard of this idea when I read Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing. However, I suspect this methodology may not have been his invention. However, either way, it is a fantastic concept and it can help you in two very separate ways when […]

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Getting inspiration from friendship

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from friendship Friendship Friendship is as inspiring as the memory of old love affairs. Our friends can help us write. Sometimes it’s because of something we did together. And sometimes it’s because we want to honor them. Names For stories which need a lot of names, why not ask your friends whether they […]

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Working with covers

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Working with covers Covers! Let’s say you aren’t working with a cover artist. Or maybe you are doing the covers work, and you have purchased the work and been given full rights to it, to do with it as you please. Or maybe your work is not selling, and you are looking to make your […]

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Writing Needs Editing Part 2

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Editing Part 2 More Editing Editing Part 2! So last time, we looked at some general issues surrounding editing. Although the process may seem daunting, it still must be done. For this post, I will assume you have done the tasks outlined in the first part. If not, then this methodology will still work. But […]

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Writing Needs Editing Part 1

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Editing Part 1 What’s this All About? Editing in a Nutshell If you don’t do any editing, don’t expect people to read your work. Unless you normally write six-word horror stories, you are going to need an editor. Everybody needs this service. However, you should edit your work before handing it over to a professional. […]

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Inspiration from myths and legends

February 25, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from myths and legends Myths and legends are perhaps the oldest stories we humans tell each other. They go back to before human beings were literate. They may go back to before agriculture, which would make them some six to ten thousand years old. Yeah, legends are that old. Myths We might, at least […]

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