Reading for Writers

Posted on: January 31st, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

Welcome to Reading for Writers, the weekly-ish link roundup of practical tips for writers and bloggers. (c) depositphotos/apolonia   Ash Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project has some thoughts on clear versus clever writing. Her post is meant for copywriters, but I think anyone who works with words could apply it to their craft. The […]

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What I’m Learning: January

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 6 Comments

January always seems to have life lessons in store for me, probably because of all the emphasis on goal-setting and evaluating where you are in life. It makes for an extra jam-packed edition of What I’m Learning (linking up with Emily from Chatting at the Sky). Here’s what I’ve been learning this January. (c)depositphotos/Sonar If […]

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Finding Support for Your Creative Life

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

One of the hardest parts of being a creative is the isolation. Even though I know I’m not really alone, I used to feel alone most of the time. Friends and family would ask how my writing or blogging or freelance business was going, but their eyes always glazed over if I tried to talk […]

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Making Room for Creativity

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

(c)depositphotos/DenisNata Creativity is much like inspiration. It doesn’t visit itself upon the lucky few by random chance; it’s something you have to invite into your life. Half the battle of being creative is simply making room for it. Half the battle of being creative is making room for it. Click To Tweet Making space for […]

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One Thing I Did in 2014 to Improve My Writing.

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

(c)depositphotos/DragonImages I did one simple thing in 2014 that immediately improved my writing. I had a baby. I know, I know, this isn’t exactly one of those “this strategy will work for everyone!” types of posts. For the record, I do not recommend having a baby for the sole purpose of improving your writing. That’s […]

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