Make Your Stories More Personal

Make Your Stories More Personal

The most memorable stories do many things right, but one more than any other; they connect with you on a personal level. You know they’re stories, but you can’t shake the feeling that they might’ve happened to you. How do you write such stories? By...
Should Writers Take Sides?

Should Writers Take Sides?

Have you ever heard of a war photographer who picked a rifle and joined the fight? War photographers are disengaged from their subject to a fault. That’s how we have the striking pictures of a girl covered in blood of her parents, or the first proof of an ethnic...
Why People Take so Long to Change?

Why People Take so Long to Change?

We are defensive by nature, and we don’t like it when our beliefs get challenged. And yet, you are not the same person today that you were a couple of years ago. Your beliefs have matured. How could they mature, if at no point in your life did you consider them...
Make Your Stories More Personal

Detachment From Your Work, What is it For?

You must’ve seen this piece of advice before: Once you finish writing, you should leave the manuscript for a month before you edit. The first time I read it, I scratched my head, wondering, “Whatever for?” The obvious answer is that it is better to edit your work with...
Take Your Problem Out for a Walk

Take Your Problem Out for a Walk

Did you know that the word followers has its origin in the ancient tradition of following philosophers on their long walks? The great intellectuals of antiquity would really think on their feet. Have you tried, so to speak, to follow in their footsteps? Leave your...