Developing Creative Promotional Ideas

Bobbi 2016by Barbara Florio Graham

This is the last of five articles about how you can increase your creativity to achieve your goals.

It would be best to read these in order, beginning with the introduction, which appeared in the Fall 2015 Byline . Each article deals with a different concept.

These articles are not structured the same as the online course I teach. Do consider taking that tutorial, which is customized for you, with specific comments on assignments. I offer it on a flexible schedule, to suit your busy life. Go to my website to see the full description and testimonials. Continue reading

Conquering Writing Challenges: Writer’s Block and Rhythm

Bobbi 2016by Barbara Florio Graham

This is the fourth of five articles about how you can increase your creativity to achieve your goals. It is best to read these in order beginning with the introduction, which appeared in the Fall 2015 Byline (quarterly newsletter of the National Capital Branch of the Canadian Authors’ Association). Each article deals with a different concept.

These articles are not structured the same as the online course I teach. Do consider taking that tutorial, which is customized for you, with specific comments on assignments. I offer it on a flexible schedule, to suit your busy life. Go to my website to see the full description and testimonials.

This time I’m going to address specific challenges many writers face. Continue reading

Encourage Creativity by Turning Work into Play

Bobbi 2016by Barbara Florio Graham

This is the third in a series of five articles about how you can increase your creativity to achieve your goals. The aim of this series is to help you sharpen descriptions, refine settings and characters, expand a basic plot or focus on the primary elements of a plot that has become unwieldy, develop better imagery and word choices, and develop clever promotional ideas to help your book stand out from the others.

It would be best to read these in order, beginning with the introduction, which appeared in the Fall 2015, Byline. I deal with a different concept in each article.

These articles are not structured the same as the online course I teach. Do consider taking that tutorial, which is customized for you with specific comments on assignments. I offer it on a flexible schedule to suit your busy life. Go to my website to see the full description and testimonials. Continue reading

Tapping Your Innate Creativity: Plot & Characters

Bobbi 2016by Barbara Florio Graham

This is the second in a series of five articles about how you can increase your creativity to achieve your goals. The aim of this series is to help you sharpen descriptions, refine settings and characters, expand a basic plot or focus on the primary elements of a plot that has become unwieldy, develop better imagery and word choices, and develop clever promotional ideas to help your book stand out from the others.

Please read these in order, beginning with the introduction. I will deal with a different concept in each article. Continue reading

Tapping Your Innate Creativity

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Bobbi 2016Barbara Florio Graham was invited by the National Capital Branch of the Canadian Authors’ Association to present a mini-version of her popular online course, Tapping Your Innate Creativity.

They also requested an article for the Fall 2015 issue of their quarterly newsletter, The Byline.

Both the workshop and article were so well received the executive commissioned four more articles on creativity. Although The Byline is a paying market, they allowed Bobbi to keep all rights, and agreed to allow her to publish these articles in other writers’ newsletters, as long as CAA was credited with first publication.

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