12 Ways to Develop your Child’s Writing Skills

Getting people — and kids, in particular — to read and write has long been a passion of mine. You may remember my post, Reading Tricks for Kids of Any Age, originally written for Mom’s Favorite Reads. Well, I recently came across an article by Abigail Elijah of...

How Better Sleep Can Boost Your Writing

I recently posted about the Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People. The subject generated a lot of comments, so here’s a followup post on that. How can sleep help boost your writing? Many writers find themselves in a creative slump every now and then. When...

How Do People Read Online?

Most of us are writers, one way or another. We share our thoughts in blogs and ebooks. And you may have noticed that I have been experimenting recently with emphasizing certain parts of my posts, breaking up longer texts in chapters, and playing around with various...

5 Foods and Drinks to Help you Boost your Creativity

I’ve often written about ways to boost your creativity, including even tips on using AI to do so. But can certain foods help get the creative juices flowing? There’s research which suggests that yes, there are. So, what should you be eating and drinking to...

Write About Your Passions

As you know, an increasing part of my income has started coming from my freelance writing. What I’m starting to realize is this: making it as a successful freelance writer isn’t easy. You have to be prepared for the reality that something that was once a joyful...

The Real Exoskeletons

Do you remember Ripley fighting the Alien queen? If not, here’s a quick reminder: Real exoskeletons are now making their way into the construction industry to increase safety and productivity for all workers. These machines aim to reduce any strain gained from...

The Hackable Internet of Things

In my book, A Heaven for Toasters (which, by the way, is FREE until the 20th), a zoomer (flying car) is hacked and made to crash. As with all things futuristic, I based this on current trends. One of these is the so-called Internet of Things: a common language that...

Carmen Maria Machado on Theme

I was sending some files using WeTransfer the other day, and I saw a link to their blog. Turns out, WeTransfer has a surprisingly interesting blog with many posts related to writing! I found the excerpt below in a recent post titled New Rules of Storytelling. It is by...

Are You An Employee Or An Entrepreneur?

I subscribe to the newsletter of Mridu Khullar Relph. Mridu is a highly successful freelance writer. She writes magazine features writer and has contributed to several women’s and general-interest publications including Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Glamour, and...