6 Journalistic Tools to Improve Your Writing

6 Journalistic Tools to Improve Your Writing

As I work my way through my university degree, I love to share the things I’m learning by applying them specifically to writing. My ‘Communication and Journalism’ course inspired me to write this week’s post. Journalists use six tools to write their stories – who,...
The Art of Dialogue

The Art of Dialogue

Dialogue is a useful writing tool to convey information the reader otherwise wouldn’t have. According to Dan Brown, we use dialogue for “exposition”, “subtext”, “background”, and “character development”. There’re two types of dialogue, internal and external, and each...
The Value of Backstory

The Value of Backstory

What if there was a way you could innately understand how your character would react in every situation and show your reader than tell them? A conversation I had with a neighbour about this inspired this post because that’s what backstory does. It allows you to get to...
Your Creativity Thermostat

Your Creativity Thermostat

What if there was such a thing as a creativity thermostat, a creative zone you’re comfortable working within, like a usual genre or style of writing? I recently listened to a short training call from Peter Sage. In it, he said the number one thing that stops people...
Which Imposter Are You?

Which Imposter Are You?

I recently discovered a new type of psychology called ‘Positive Psychology’, while doing some reading for my university course. It’s where they focus and build on your strengths and positive traits and elements of your life rather than trying to fix you. I found an...
Doing vs Being

Doing vs Being

Paulo Coelho tells the story of the fisherman and the businessman, which highlights the difference between being and doing. The fisherman is being himself, happily following his own path. The businessman is always doing, needing more and more to feel successful before...