Writing Tips by Gary Speer

Tips for writers, musing about writing and life

Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Four tips to warm-up those ‘writing muscles’ in your head and fingers


Here are four ideas to help you get those creative juices, and those good old nimble fingers, started as you approach your daily writing routine. (I wrote a brief article about writing warm-ups some months ago. This is an elaboration of some of the stuff I said in that earlier article.) You can have some fun with your writing and stimulate those “creative juices” for the day by doing some useful “warm-ups” to get the words flowing. These ideas should work for you whether you keyboard your manuscripts or do pen-and-paper writing in a notebook. (Remember, too, that some very […] Read More >

Old advice, but still good advice: To be a writer, you must write


I realize the title of this article is completely simplistic. It’s the sort of “Zen like” simplicity, I think, that we all must face every day of our lives if we are writers. It’s really exciting, to me personally, to do research on a topic I want to write about. Perhaps it’s the latent historian in me, but I really enjoy researching and reading about all sorts of subjects and all sorts of historical settings. I’m especially fond of Word War II history. No, maybe I’m more fond of life in the Old West. No, probably 16th Century England. On […] Read More >