Category: Writing

Coping With Hearing Loss

Coping With Hearing Loss Oddly enough, I’ve come to think that losing my hearing was one of the best things that ever happened to me, as it led to the publication of my first novel. But it took a while for me to accept that I was losing my hearing and needed help. I believe…

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ThinkExist.com revisits Carson McCullers

ThinkExist.com revisits Carson McCullers MADRID – Sixty-four years after it was originally published, Carson McCullers’ first novel “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” is still a literary phenomenon. Holding the twenty-second position on The New York Times best-selling paperback’s list, thanks in part to being included in Oprah’s book club, but mostly due to its…

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Access Your Inner Jk Rowling

Access Your Inner Jk Rowling Tired of the day job? Than why not try and access your inner J K Rowling? JK Rowling went from being poor, scribbling her ideas for a children’s book down on a napkin – to being almost richer than the Queen. Writing a bestselling novel is like buying the winning…

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The Basics of Ghostwriting

The Basics of Ghostwriting Everyone has a story to tell. We’ve all experienced love, hate, heartache, joy and fear; we’ve seen good times and bad, and we all have little beads of wisdom to pass down to younger generations. But how can any single individual spread their thoughts and ideas to the rest of the…

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Ten Times Guilty – Book Review

Ten Times Guilty – Book Review Brenda Hill’s passion for the world of writing and her experiences as an editor, proofreader and educator have definitely worked exceptionally well together to develop her book – Ten Times Guilty. This suspense thriller is truly an outstanding novel. I do not mean to sound cliché when I say…

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Get Published: New Guide Gives Advice From the Pros

Get Published: New Guide Gives Advice From the Pros Have you ever wanted to write a book? Whether you have a great idea for a cookbook, a science-fiction novel or children’s story, transforming it into reality requires a lot of discipline and some good insider advice. The American Association of Publishers and Publishers Weekly report…

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Homeschooling Outside The Box

Homeschooling Outside The Box My 12 year old son is creative and intelligent. He can compose artistic and written works at a level beyond that of many his age. So why can he be so difficult to teach? When using standard curriculum, it can be like pulling teeth to get him to do anything more…

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What Can Carl Jung, Eastern Philosophy And Photography Teach Us About Creativity?

What Can Carl Jung, Eastern Philosophy And Photography Teach Us About Creativity? Do you think that creative writing can be taught? First, let me say that I have taken only one creative writing course in my life. And so, my experience is not extensive. But, having written for many years, I can tell you what…

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Queens and Crescents – Book Review

Queens and Crescents – Book Review What certainly stood out for me in Barry Southers novel, Queens and Crescents, was his strong and deep feelings for his family that Barry made apparent in the dedication for this book. The love and appreciation he shares here is actually quite touching. The introduction does a good job…

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What Not To Do When Submitting Your Manuscript To A Publisher

What Not To Do When Submitting Your Manuscript To A Publisher Once your manuscript is complete you are ready to begin your search for the publisher that will best meet your needs. Research your genre to find publishers who accept what you have written. Look at books that they have already published and determine where…

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