Tag Archives: creativity

The joys of writing.

Dear Reader, Have you ever wondered why writers write? Wouldn’t they rather sit back with a good book and enjoy that? Well, most writers I know love that too. Many writers however have this collection of stories in their head that scream to get out, just like a painter has an urge to pick up the brushes and create a… (more…)

Something original

Dear reader, My fellow APG author Jonathan Gould has written a nice article on creativity. You might feel inclined to have a look at it.

Nanowrimo 2012

Dear reader, I finally have the right idea for this year’s Nanowrimo. It will be about an orchestra. Not an ordinary orchestra of course. A while ago at the gym I had the first idea for it, which involved a gym (back then). The idea took hold and morphed a few times, from gym to school, to undertaker firm, to… (more…)

Featured quote

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath

The hard part

Dear reader, and perhaps fellow-writer, Everyone seems to know that writing, be it a short story or a book, is easy.Until you sit down and start writing it. I’ve seen examples of this. Yes, writing can be difficult, when your characters stand on the page and look at you, waiting for a clue what to do next. When you get… (more…)

How Smashwords smashed PayPal’s erotica publishing restrictions

Fast Company has an interview with Mark Coker of Smashwords in which he discusses the recent moves by PayPal to force removal from sale of certain categories of erotica, and how public pressure from writers, readers, the press, and others was able to make the company (and the credit card companies behind it) back down. He also expresses his opinions on the agency pricing anti-trust lawsuits. Perhaps the… (more…)

Being artsy again

Here is a rough first view at the cover for Hilda’s 7th book, which will be called “Back to school”.          

Proven ways to increase your creativity

Someone I know posted this link to an excellent article on how to improve your creativity as a copywriter. The post is not very long, and an interesting read as well. Here is a sample of the text, to wet your appetite. Or not. As copywriters we are constantly fuelled by our own creativity. It’s what separates us from people who can write… (more…)