How to Make Minimalist Wallpapers in 7 Steps or Less

Turn any image into a minimalist composition with this seven-step process. Minimalist art relies only on the most basic and distinctive elements of a design to create compelling images.  It’s the difference between left and right: I discovered a simple seven-step process to make minimalist wallpapers after playing a lot of the much-lauded independent adventure…

How to Memorize Lines

If memorizing all the lines in a script seems overwhelming, this post is for you. Acting in a stage play is a great way to stretch your creativity, learn new skills, and expand your network.  You may have seen our recent video about the creative opportunities available in community theater.  Maybe I convinced you it’s worthwhile, but the thought…

What is Flash Fiction?

The story goes that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write an entire story in six words or less.  His response: For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. Flash fiction is a genre of literature tells a story in a very short amount of time. The maximum length varies from as much as 1,500 words to no more than…

How to Blog a Book

So you want to write a book.  You’ve gotten your excuses out of the way and you’re ready to go.  These days, many publishers expect you to have a ‘platform’ ready-made for them when you pitch your book.  That means they want an audience that you have already built up, chomping at the bit to…

5 Things Co-Authors Need to Know

How You and Your Co-author Can Work Together Effectively Working with a co-author provides opportunities that working alone can never match.  There’s twice the energy and the inspiration.  Your partner provides built-in accountability.  You can even converse in character. The problem with pens, though, is that only one person can use one at a time.  And…