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Creative Writing Exercise: What Happened Here?

It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity. Take a look at the image above. What’s the story? Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words? Here’s how it works: We set the scene You make it your own, and Share […]

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The No.1 Reason New Bloggers Fail (And What To Do About It)

Every blog starts with a dream. A dream of expressing yourself and getting your message heard. A dream of gaining recognition. A dream of standing proud. But the sad reality is, most new bloggers fail. Depressing, isn’t it? So many hopes dashed. So much energy wasted. So many important thoughts lost to the world. I […]

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Why More Practice Can Make You A Worse Writer – And What To Do Instead

Drayton Bird has wryly observed that some people have 20 years’ experience, and others have one year’s experience repeated twenty times. You probably know a few such people yourself, which is why the quip is funny—but the problem actually hits closer home than we might expect. It turns out that even thoughtful people who are […]

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Creative Writing Exercise: Write About Your Most-Loved Pet

Would you like to write about your most-love pet? Is there a story you remember about him or her? Here is a pet story I came across recently: When Moe, the dog died, three-year-old Luke Westbrook pined for his four-legged friend. In the end, Luke’s mother came up with the idea to write a weekly letter […]

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Boost Your Creativity: 7 Ways to Be Insanely Creative on Demand

Wouldn’t you love to be consistently creative? It’s great when our friends and family support us and think we can do anything as long as it involves words, and a keyboard or pen. The truth, though, is that we all get stuck from time to time. Creativity is fickle. Getting past the stuck places can […]

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Creative Writing Prompt: Can You Come up With the Story Behind This Image?

What is the story behind this image? Can you come up with a mini-story of not more than 350 words? In case you’re not familiar with our Creative Writing Prompt Challenge, here’s how it works: We set the scene You make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post  Now for the […]

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10 Ways To Refuel Your Creativity

Sometimes it’s a struggle to find what to write about, don’t you agree? A blog is like a hungry beast, always asking for more. Sometimes, you’re stuck and just can’t get anything onto a page. It happens to me too. A short while ago I was on a flight from Thailand to New Zealand and […]

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How To Strike Creative Gold

Last week, your writing seemed fine. Well, maybe not fine, but at least okay. The plot and pacing in your story worked well enough. Your poetry flowed. You like where your nonfiction outline was headed. Then, whammo! Out of nowhere, your imagination runs dry. Today, nothing’s right when you write. You struggle with the blank page, […]

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