How to Let Your Travels Help Your Writing

The notion of writing while traveling is a beautiful thing. Picture it: You’re writing your novel. But, instead of toiling away at your cluttered writing desk as usual, you’re on a beach on Maui, ocean breezes wafting over you as you ponder your draft over a piña colada. But, in reality, writing while traveling isn’t always as lovely. While a new adventure can be an excellent way to stimulate your writing mind and enrich your writing life, finding time to focus amid lost luggage,  jet lag and must-see sights can be frustrating. Consider these tips below, from someone who’s been there. 3 ways to let your travels help your writing:… Read More

How to Craft Anecdotes for a Bestselling Non-Fiction Book

Anecdotes aren’t just for sparkling chitchat at dinner parties. When crafted with an honest eye, a nonfiction anecdote can tether a complex issue to a flesh-and-blood human being, bringing an understanding to readers they wouldn’t obtain otherwise. A book with illuminating anecdotes can even establish an author as an expert. If a non-fiction book doesn’t have anecdotes, it can be a turn off to publishers. Sculpting an enlightening anecdote — or even a helpful one — isn’t easy. Here are 5 laws to abide by when writing anecdotes:… Read More