Does grammar matter anymore? Does it matter online?

Yes. Of course, grammar matters online. Why? As a self-professed grammar nerd, I say that not only because I adore the structure of grammar (I desperately need creative constraints when I’m writing, and the rules of grammar provide that… but that’s another post for another day) but because grammar helps your readers, well, read. I’m not…… Continue reading Does grammar matter anymore? Does it matter online?

5 Tips for Brainstorming

My work plate has been piled high with new projects. I love starting new projects because I love the opportunity to brainstorm – it often leads me to fresh ideas to pitch to other outlets, too! Even though I love the opportunity to brainstorm, I don’t always love brainstorming itself. Let me explain… I get super-duper…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Brainstorming

How to Hone Your Writing Voice in 3 Simple Steps

  The term “writing voice” is bandied about but rarely defined. Your voice, though, will make you stand out from the crowd of other writers and bloggers. So, how are you supposed to hone your writing voice if you’re not sure what–or where–it is? For starters, I like to think of my writing voice as the sound…… Continue reading How to Hone Your Writing Voice in 3 Simple Steps

Happy New Year!

I hope your 2015 is off to a wonderful start! Mine sure is. I love all the freshness, the newness of January 1: a new calendar, a new blog planner, new goals and dreams and aspirations, a new journal, and a renewed commitment to working hard. At the beginning of the year, I always set a…… Continue reading Happy New Year!

Can you teach creativity?

Have you heard of Coursera.org? Oh, man. It’s fantastic. You can take college-level courses from universities around the world… for free! As soon as I discovered it, I signed up for two classes right away: Animal Behavior (of course!) and Creativity, Innovation, and Change. The classes overlap with each other, so in addition to my…… Continue reading Can you teach creativity?