Blog by Toby Welch

Writers and Mental Illness

May 26th, 2019

Are writers out of their minds? Studies have shown that there is a strong link between writers and mental illnesses. The theory has been officially pondered since the 1830s and while studies show creative types seem more prone to mental illness, the debate continues.

Mental illnesses are not something you can snap out of. They are not character flaws or a sign of weakness. Like other physica ...

Pimp Up Your Writing Website

May 19th, 2019


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Most writers have the same thing on their website – a bio, a list of their works, and a contact page. But don’t settle for having the same ho-hum content as the majority of your fellow writers. It’s time to kick your web presence up a notch! (You do have a website for your writing by now, don’t you?)

According to a Nielson Net Ratings survey of the usage patterns of Internet users worldwide, ...

Day versus Night Writing

May 12th, 2019

The daytime versus night time writing dilemma has waged for centuries. Despite most writers’ attempts to be able to write when it best suits their schedule, it seems that what time works best for most writers is beyond their control. A writer who admits she is addicted to fruit only writes between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. “I must have complete silence. I can’t have people or music or anything around ...

A Word of Caution About Publishing E-books

May 5th, 2019

I am a huge fan of e-books. They have opened the publishing world to thousands if not millions of writers who otherwise would not have their words published. E-books are a creative outlet that allow people to write and share their work that perhaps wouldn’t have otherwise left their desk drawer or computer hard drive.

But this relatively new outlet does come at a cost. Because it’s so easy t ...