Why you should read work you disagree with

My writing tip for this week is: Read work you disagree with. Engaging with a range of different writers and points of view helps us as we think through our own perspective on issues. I personally find this a very confronting and helpful exercise. It requires discipline to consider a different point of view, and…

Keeping a bank of ideas

Do you ever find yourself facing a writing deadline with no ideas sitting in the forefront of your brain? I know I do! One way to prompt the creative juices to start flowing to is have an ideas bank on hand to draw inspiration from. What is an ideas bank? An ideas bank is my…

How to write a faith-inspired opinion piece

I work with a fantastic group of young writers who are pros at mining their everyday lives for inspiration for comment pieces. It can sometimes be tricky to strike the right balance with a faith-based opinion piece. The most common pitfall is resisting the temptation to turn your piece into a devotional or a sermon….