Overcoming the Blank Screen

Overcoming the Blank Screen

If your computer screen seems to be sticking its tongue out at you as you freeze up, turn it off and take a break. It’s the best way to fight Blank Computer Screen Syndrome, aka Writer’s Paralysis.  First, think hard about your message and condense it into a couple of...
Writing With the Ear

Writing With the Ear

Write with your ears instead of your eyes. These eight words are a key to successful writing. Really.  When you read copy aloud, your ear will catch excess words, awkward phrasing, and jargon that your eye misses. After you’ve read your copy aloud until it flows,...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Looking for that next step up in your arts & entertainment career? In this column, Dr. Eileen Wirth shares everything she has learned about being a creative professional. At my gym, the “resolution people” are out in force. We regulars know that most will vanish...
What’s In the Boxes?

What’s In the Boxes?

Looking for that next step up in your arts & entertainment career? In this column, Dr. Eileen Wirth shares everything she has learned about being a creative professional. Sara, a friend who has paused her high-powered tech career to spend time with her toddler,...
The Writer’s Voice

The Writer’s Voice

Looking for that next step up in your arts & entertainment career? In this column, Dr. Eileen Wirth shares everything she has learned about being a creative professional. If you’re a fiction writer, your “voice” may be the most important aspect of your work,...

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