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4 Thoughts From Maya Angelou About Writing

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
– Maya Angelou

When Maya Angelo died one of our team wrote the piece below. Unfortunately it was lost and never made it to this page. I recently found it, and thought now might be a good time for a change in content, still timely, maybe more timely as we seek to understand and relate to the tumultuous world around us.

In 1969, Mayo Angelou told the world she understood why a caged bird sang. Angelou had a reputation as a storyteller already, but the idea of penning and publishing an autobiography seemed premature. She was only 40 years old when Random House editor Robert Loomis dared her to write the book. If she had proven anything in her 40 years, however, it was that she didn’t walk away from a challenge.

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Topics: writing tools, writing process, writing tips

Top Reasons Writing Conferences Can Benefit New Authors

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Shelling out cash to mingle with a room full of fellow hungry writers all searching for a platform may seem like a waste of time and resources when you could be writing at your desk or working on developing your self-publishing plan, but writing conferences can actually offer practical advice and invaluable insider information for new writers just starting out.

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Topics: writing tools, writing conferences, author conferences, writing tips

5 Helpful Writing Tools for Independent Authors

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

Writing can be a lonely occupation. After all, most professionals are surrounded by co-workers throughout their working day, co-workers who can advise them on how to solve most any problem. However, as a writer or self-published author you are often on your own. The following sites can be invaluable for you to make it through the day in your chosen career:

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Topics: writing tools, copyright, author tools, grammar, writers block, self publishing, writing tips

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