Free Online Character Name Generators

I have an unusual relationship with character names, probably because I have such a poor memory (as Electra likes to point out). Quite frankly, I don’t particularly like the process of coming up with names. As the saying goes, you don’t know how many...

How Fiction Can Inspire Business Writing

Business writing includes memos, reports, proposals, emails, and a variety of other business-related written materials. It usually gets pretty bad press among both readers and writers. It is seen as boring and tedious, making for dreary reading – and even worse...

How to Make the Best Choice of Ghostwriting Services

Besides my freelance SEO copywriting, I have ghostwritten a book, which is awaiting publication (more on that soon!). Anyone interested in this line of work should send their potential clients to this article to ensure a good collaboration. Written from the point of...

How to Kill a Word

I came across this great slideshow by Patrick McLean on Slideshare (many thanks to Laura for the tip!) As a big part of writing and, particularly, editing is removing redundant words, I thought you’d enjoy it as much as I did! How to Kill a WordPowered By the...

The Highs and Lows of Writing Books

This is a guest post by Arslan Hassan. Arslan is an electrical engineer with a passion for writing, designing, and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics. He occasionally writes blog...

News-Writing Tips

This is a guest post by Alison Guest. Alison works with Writing Help to offer professional essay editor services and custom writing services at highly competitive prices. News-writing tips The number of independent news outlets is rapidly growing. Their popularity is...

Flame-Bladed Swords

Fantasy often sports unusual weapons like the flame-bladed sword: But how historically accurate are they? Were these actually ever used in battle? And if so, why? Murphy Barrett has the answer in Quora! Why a Flamberge? A flame-bladed sword – aka flamberge...

3 Hard Science Fiction Ideas

Many of my readers enjoy science fiction as much as I do. Jacob Baumgardner recently shared an answer about which emerging technologies may have the greatest impact in the near future. He identified three: fusion power, rail/coilguns, and pre-coolers. I imagine that...

Some of My Favorite Writing Blogs

I haven’t written one of these posts in ages, so I wanted to give you a few links to blogs and websites that have provided me with plenty of writing tips and inspiration. I apologize in advance if you have an excellent blog that’s not mentioned below....