Keep yourself–as well as your books and papers–dry with this whimsical umbrella featuring the Bard himself: William Shakespeare. Find this (while supplies last) at CoolStuff4Writers along with interviews, articles and a free newsletter. Check out the site for other fun items as well, such as coffee mugs and books–all writing related of course!
by Catherine L. Tully
Finding new ways to make money in the writing game can be difficult, but with a little creativity and a fresh idea, you can add more than a couple of dollars to your work output. Being able to supply photographs for pieces you have written can endear you to an editor, make you extra cash and even has the possibly of turning into another side job for you down the line. Here are some basics to help get you started… Continue reading Digital Photography For The Writer
I’m sharing my favorite getaway here–this is a perfect place to write. Peaceful Pines Cottage is the only rental on the property, and Apple River Canyon State Park is two minutes away. The park’s scenery is the ideal backdrop for finding your muse in the nicer weather, but this is also a superb winter getaway. The owners have taken the time to hang birdfeeders that attract Cardinals, Blue Jays and a variety of other feathered friends to the windows to keep you company without becoming too much of a distraction. And there is no phone…
You’ll find a one-mile walking trail on the property, as well as a large, comfortable deck out back. There is a screened-in porch, a fire pit and barbecue grill–in case you feel like cooking out. It’s so quiet here you’ll be amazed at how much work you can get done. I’ve been to this property many times and have always come back with a pile of finished writing and tons of article ideas. Load up on supplies at the local IGA in nearby Warren and settle in for a few days–you’ll thank yourself!
*Photograph of Peaceful Pines Cottage is copyrighted by Larry Backe.
by Catherine L. Tully
Writer’s block–the foe of every writer. Nearly every author has experienced it, but how can you conquer it? There is no one way that works for everyone, but here are some great tips for getting those creative juices flowing again… Continue reading Kill Writer’s Block Now!
If you are a live music or movie reviewer, the Light Writer Pen will come in quite handy in the darkened conditions! These ball point pens feature a built-in LED to illuminate the paper as you write. The lights come in red or yellow and the pen exteriors are available in a variety of colors: red marble, white, black or blue. Keep it by your bedside–it’s great for the next “big idea” that comes to you at 3 am!
by Catherine L. Tully & Joe Wallace
Having a writing business usually means that you operate out of your
home. This makes managing your space is a priority item. Here are some
creative organizational techniques that can help you win the war on
clutter and stay organized…
Continue reading Organize Your Office Space