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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Craig’s Writing Books: The Writing Journey

February 13, 2021

The business of being a writer

February 10, 2021

Why Commercial Writers Unanimously Hate The “Middleman”? — The Words Kraft

January 31, 2021

The band of commercial writers who spend hours and nights churning out word counts on a variety of niches, often complain about the “Middle-Man” who isn’t paying them enough.

Why Commercial Writers Unanimously Hate The “Middleman”? — The Words Kraft




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(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

All the best with your blog


“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire


Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

My Creative Writing Course blogs

January 22, 2021

My Creative Writing Course blogs






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