Category Archives: Writing Tips

Wine and Writing – Does Alcohol Make Us More Creative?

Thanks to writers like Ernest Hemingway, alcohol has become a legendary agent for getting brilliant words flow out of one’s pen. But as it turns out, alcohol also gets the words flowing in a more literal sense — as a … Continue reading

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The Art of the BCC | Learn From Craigslist Joe How to Properly BCC Mass Emails

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone sends out a mass emails but doesn’t BCC (blind carbon copy) the email addresses. With one click, not only do they share your email address with the world (making it susceptible … Continue reading

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Jonathan Adler Manifesto | What’s Your Personal Manifesto?

For a long time, the word manifesto got a bad wrap. Only communists and serial killers seemed to use them. Thankfully, these days many of our favorite businesses have them, including  lululemon and of course, Jonathan Adler. Jonathan Adler believes … Continue reading

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Beck’s 15 Cognitive Errors – Your Brain’s Greatest Work of Fiction

The “say it isn’t so” moment. We’ve all been there. It’s that moment when you want so badly for something not to have happened that your brain jumps through every mental hoop in the book to conceive a different reality. … Continue reading

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Digital Diaries – From PostSecret to No Time for Love

There was a time, not so long ago, when we would memorialize our deepest secrets in diaries. These diaries were hidden from view, tucked away under beds and at times even locked. Not anymore. More and more people are turning … Continue reading

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The Whole 9 Yards – Etymology of English Idioms + Puns

When word sleuths go digging for the origin of our favorite puns, idioms and catchphrases, literature is usually a good starting point. (Joseph Heller coined Catch-22 in a novel of the same name; “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was … Continue reading

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There’s A Foreign Word For That – Useful Words That Don’t Exist In English

Even the greatest wordsmiths have moments when they just can’t find the right word. Sometimes it’s because of a brain lapse, and other times, it’s because we’re just not sure what we’re trying to say. But sometimes, the word may … Continue reading

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How to Self-Publish Your Book

Write In Color readers, as many of you know, I self-published my book, The Agency: Hollywood Talent, CIA Managed. There’s nothing quite like holding the book you wrote in your hands, but getting there is easier said than done. Aside … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Find Your Inner Writer (and Your Writer’s Network)

If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, the acronym may sound like a complicated science project involving gene mapping and that pesky periodic table (and for some right brainers such as myself, that’s one scary thought). But that quirky acronym translates … Continue reading

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Hermes’ Only American Scarf Artist – Make Time For Creativity

Sometimes, you come across a human interest story that seems almost too interesting (and inspiring!) to be nonfiction. Here’s one of them, courtesy of National Public Radio. If you’re up on fashion, you’ve probably seen the vibrant, luxurious silk scarves … Continue reading

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