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October 22, 2021

Writing secret

September 12, 2021

From Mage Mind

by Serge ‘Mage’ Cote

What is the secret to writing?

It’s quite simple.

It’s writing.

Yes, if you want to be a good writer, you need to write and write. You can learn on and on about how to write, but until you really do it, you are just a wanna be.

The best way is to do and learn as you go along actually writing.

You’ll become better and better if you have the open mind to learn. Find some way to test your writing on different peoples so you can learn what works and what don’t.

One of the way to learn is to read a lot of books in the style that you want to use.

You can use different style and mix them as you see fit. It’s all about you feeling good about your work. Then, you test it again and again. Have an open…

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Welcome to Creative Kiwis

September 7, 2021

How to Focus on Writing in this Age of Excess Distractions & Noise

August 5, 2021

Motivation & Environment

How can you focus on writing or the writing process, especially in an age that is characterized by more distractions and noise than any other period in recorded history?

Surely, you may allow some distractions and noise, but anything in excess could cause delays, prevent you from focussing on the writing process, and even kill your dreams or career.

Therefore, it’s advisable to cut out excess distractions and noise so that you can be in a good position to focus on writing and creating the best content for your book or blog.

The impact of interruptions from social media

In today’s world, it’s quite difficult to focus on writing because distractions and noise abound and there are uncountable advertising messages that inundate us when we are both online and offline every day.

As a result of the distractions, noise, and messages, most people are usually agitated and their lives are…

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Words are free

June 24, 2021


June 14, 2021

What Is Plagiarism?

May 6, 2021

What Is Plagiarism and How To Avoid It (from Creative Writing Course)


What’s that ‘hullabaloo’ * about Megan Markle’s first book, ‘The Bench??

*first time I’ve ever used that word

Investigate a bit (if so inclined), “detective” c??

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How to Write a Horror Story — AJ’s Creative Corner

May 4, 2021

Hey guys! So I have a new goal…I want to learn how to write a horror story! Normally I come on this blog to teach you how to do something I’ve already taken the time to learn but on today’s episode I thought we could learn together! So throughout the episode I reference an article: […]

How to Write a Horror Story — AJ’s Creative Corner

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The Dreaded Writer’s Block

March 1, 2021

AJ's Creative Corner

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Time to have an honest talk. What’s the most common response a lot of us give when somebody asks us what’s kept us from writing lately? “Writer’s block.” What causes writer’s block? A wide range of things. Feeling down and creatively suppressed. Not having enough time in a week to give it the attention it deserves. Growing bored of what we’ve been writing recently but not knowing what to move onto.

It’s been almost two years since I graduated college and I can admit that especially when it comes to poetry I’ve had a very bad case of the infamous “writer’s block.” However, in the past few days, just sitting down at my desk in my bedroom and time blocking one hour out of my night to pursue a passion I’ve been obsessed with since the sixth grade has unleashed a mass of different…

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Tips for Writers: Just Show Up

February 25, 2021

Mitch Teemley


So, what’s the tip? It’s right there in the title, actually, but by way of explanation: Underpinning my previous encouragement to not wait for inspiration, is the fact that a leap-of-faith is involved in believing you’ll have any idea what to write once you get “there.” This isn’t about choosing a topic—there are lots of writing prompts available for that. But once you have a topic, perhaps due to a wonderful/terrifying paid assignment, or an ongoing story or project, what are you going to write when you get there?

Sometimes your leap-of-faith will be a mere hop over a crack. Other times it’ll be a daredevil Evil Knevel dive across the Grand Canyon. That’s why it’s called a leap of faith. Faith means trust.

But trust in whom?


If you desire to write, that desire comes from somewhere, and that same somewhere holds the key to what to…

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