Review. Criticism. Feedback. Three words that scare many writers. It’s arguably human nature to feel alarmed when someone points out mistakes and shortcomings. Most of us learn to cope with criticism.
But how many authors realize that writing a review can actually help their own writing?
I have worked with countless reviews as a writer-reader—the two are a bit like the concept of space-time; two facets of the same underlying reality. In other words, I have written reviews for others, and I have read reviews written by other authors.
As a result, I have realized that writing reviews can be an enlightening experience.
Poetry seems to be one of those things that you either love or hate.
Were you the kid making begrudging rhymes in your high school English class, or the one putting their heart and soul into every cheesy metaphor? Either way, you turned out to be a writer, which means you have something to learn from revisiting poetry.
Here at Craft Your Content, Amanda Stein has already explored how reading poetry benefits writers, but what about writing poetry?
Attempted by few since their student days, writing poetry is a creative, fun method of boosting your writing skills in ways that you might not expect. Whether you are used to writing no-nonsense copy, chatty blogs, or high-fantasy novels, consider making poetry part of your writing practice. Let’s take a look at what writing poetry can do for you.Continue reading
Writing is often considered a solitary profession, but it’s actually quite the opposite—at least, it should be. Though it’s true that as a professional writer, you’ll likely need to spend most of your time working on projects alone, being social is still an essential part of the job.
If you’re working as a freelancer, it’s especially important to get your name out there to find new clients and jobs and to advance in your writing career. Though it may be tempting to use your freedom as a freelancer to become a hermit, it’s rewarding and beneficial to seek out connections with others in your industry.
Another year, and another stressful shopping season, is upon us. Do regular commercials even suggest good gifts anymore?
Sorry Walmart, I don’t want or need a new flat-screen TV. Show me something different and exciting, or at least functional to my loved ones’ daily life.
That’s where we come in. For the fourth year in a row, we put together a list of gifts that are perfect for the writer or entrepreneur you’ve been struggling to shop for.
Since it’s 2018, here are 18 amazing gifts.