New Business, New Life: Why It Makes Sense to Change Careers When You’re Unhappy
Stuck in an unfulfilling career? It doesn’t have to be that way.
How to Get Discovered as a Creative: 6 Helpful Tips
Being creative is a great way to express yourself and make money, but the journey of turning your creative passions into a viable business can be daunting. Here are some helpful tips.
Don’t Get Burned By Home Office Burnout: 4 Tips for Overcoming WFH Stress
Working from home has so many advantages, it’s no wonder more and more of us are setting up our desks and desktops in a corner of our house. We can wear sweatpants, go to our refrigerators when we get hungry or even just bored. We can leave when we want to go to the dentist…
How to Turn Your Hobby Into Your Full-time Job
With a clean slate, the start of a new year is the perfect time to consider turning your hobby into a full-time career. But where should you start?
Build a Professional Development Plan Using These Goal Ideas
Building a professional development plan can be difficult. Here are some ideas to get your started.
How to Earn Money as a Freelance Writer During College
Looking to earn some extra money and finally start that freelance writing side hustle? Here are some tips to get you started.
7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills
Becoming a better writer benefits people in all walks of life. Here is some easy advice to help you improve your writing skills.
Recommendations on Personal Finance from The Sensible Merchant
It’s time, now more than ever, to prioritize your personal finance. Kevin Hall from TheSensibleMerchant.com offers his advice.
Why You (and Your Employer) Should Embrace Permanent Remote Work
In the 21st century, the pros for shifting to a permanent remote workforce far outweigh the cons. Here’s why.
How Busy People Can Find More Time to Read
Every year, we vow to find more reading time. Every year, it doesn’t happen. Here are some tips to finally get back to the pleasure of leisurely reading.
How to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month will soon be upon us. Ready to finally write that book? Now’s the time to prepare.
Why I Started Subscribing to Physical Magazines Again (And You Should Too)
Remember physical magazines? They’re making a comeback in my household. And they should in yours, too.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Publishing Your Book
Making the choice to publish a book is an exciting and frightening time. Be sure you are prepared by asking yourself these questions first.
How Meeting Colson Whitehead Changed My Writing Mindset
During my senior year at Michigan, author Colson Whitehead made a surprise visit to my English class. It was the turning point for my writing career.
6 Early Blogging Mistakes I Made as a Beginner (And How to Avoid Them)
This is what a decade of trial and error has taught me about blogging. I wish someone had told me these things years ago.
Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day in the United States?
It’s a lot more than just a day off work. Labor Day represents the grit, ambition and hard work that built the United States.
5 Indie Bookstores Worth Visiting
There’s something special about indie bookstores: the passion from their booksellers, the creativity in their setups and their comforting environments.
How the 5-Paragraph Essay is Still Thriving (And We Didn’t Realize It)
The five-paragraph essay isn’t just useful in high school classrooms anymore. It has taken over the online writing community.
7 Best Short Books to Read in a Day
It can be difficult to squeeze a good book into our busy lives. If you find yourself with a free Saturday, here are the best short books to read in a day.
Why Yellow Journalism Today is Rampant in the 21st Century
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen, yellow journalism now seems tailored to the digital age.
Should authors read book reviews left by readers?
Book reviews, whether good or bad, can leave a lasting impact on writers. Let’s discuss if authors should be reading these book reviews at all.
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing About Real Historical Figures
Is it okay to write about real historical figures in a fiction book? Here are 4 questions you should ask yourself if you want to go down that road.
5 Steps to Help You Finish Writing Your Book Manuscript
Sometimes the most difficult part of writing a book is simply finishing your manuscript. Here are some practical steps for getting it done.
Ranking the 10 Best American Authors from the 20th Century
American history is packed with legendary writers, particularly in the 1900’s. But who were the best American authors from the 20th century?
How long should it take to write a novel?
Writing a novel is a very personal process. For some, it is never-ending. But how long should it take?
5 Recent Movies About Authors That All Writers Should Watch
As a writer, you should focus on reading books. But sometimes you just need to watch a good movie. Here are the five best recent films for writers.
What makes a book a Great American Novel?
The elusive Great American Novel. You’ve heard the term. What does it mean to you? And, in current American culture, is the term becoming outdated?
What are the benefits (and cons) of using a pen name?
Some of the best authors, such as J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and Mark Twain, have used pseudonyms. But why? This calls for a pros and cons list.
Read These 5 Books About Writing to Become a Better Writer
Reading about writing can actually make you a better writer. Start with these 5 books about writing to help hone the craft of writing.
Bookshop.org: An indie alternative to online book shopping
We are running out of time to save local, indie bookstores. Finally, a new online book retailer is here to fight for the little guy. Let’s support it.
Never Pass a Pub With Your Name On It: An Irish-American Story
According to Pete McCarthy, the late comedian and travel writer, you never pass a pub with your name on it. My wife and I traveled to Ireland to prove it.
7 writing lessons: What a home renovation taught me about writing a book
Before tackling that next big project, understand these 7 steps to ensuring a successful final product.
Writing advice from famous authors: Should you listen?
When it comes to crafting your next book, where will you turn to find great writing advice? Here’s a lesson in learning lessons from the pros.
3 simple tips for finding the time to write
We are all living busier and busier lives, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be finding the time to write. That novel isn’t going to draft itself!
Book Review: Mitch Albom’s Newest Book ‘Finding Chika’ Tells Heartfelt Story
Sometimes, the people we least expect to enter our lives have the greatest impact. It’s a lesson we learned in Tuesdays With Morrie, and it’s extremely evident in Mitch Albom’s newest book Finding Chika.
What’s the importance of word count in writing?
Is it too long? Too short? Just right? Who’s to say? Let’s diagnose just how important word count really is when writing a story.
Showtime to produce ‘American Rust’ TV series from Philipp Meyer novel
Philipp Meyer has received his second TV adaptation, with Showtime picking up the American Rust TV series. Previously, AMC produced The Son in 2017.
10 Best Non-Fiction Books to Add to Your Reading List
Influencial memoirs convey truly powerful messages. Here is a list of the best non-fiction books to add to your reading list.
Ranking the 5 Best John Steinbeck Books
Both brilliant and controversial, it’s hard to argue John Steinbeck’s place near the top of classic American literature. But of his most famous books, which is his crowning achievement?
Hemingway Up in Michigan: The Birth of Nick Adams and a Literary Legend
Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest American authors. But the tale of his childhood in northern Michigan goes largely untold.
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