Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Hawaii features writer, copywriter and blogger specializing in small businesses, self-help, psychology and spirituality.

The Power of Writing Badly

Tweet {by guest blogger:  Marcia Zina Mager, The Write Coach} One of my all time favorite quotes about the writing process comes from one of the world’s greatest painters, Vincent Van Gogh. “Mediocre I do not despise at all. And… Continue Reading →

Why You Write

Tweet Writing is a choice. It takes effort to sit your butt on your chair every day. It takes courage to move pass bricks and blocks and superficialities and safe talk. It takes a phenomenal amount of patience to wait… Continue Reading →

What Should You Do When Inspiration Hits?

Tweet It happens at the most inopportune times. It happens when you’re driving, when you’re in the shower, when you’re running. When your mind finally quiets down, inspiration hits! That’s a great thing unless you’re in motion and can’t jot… Continue Reading →

From Rut to Groove

Tweet What do you when you’re writing gets stale? You do the following… INCREASE YOUR VOCABULARY. Writing can become mundane even for the writing enthusiast. And when you’re bored, your readers are bored. Mix it up by expanding your vocab… Continue Reading →

A Slice of Writing Wisdom: Fiction

Tweet Think of these features as the fast food of writing wisdom. Quick. Meaty. And effortless. Grab and go back to your writing. This week’s post is on fiction straight from the words of Rachel Joyce, author of a recent… Continue Reading →

5 Stages of the Writing Process

Tweet There are developmental stages for ages. Stages for grief and loss. And even stages of sleep, pregnancy and labor. So I thought why not writing? Here are the 5 stages most writers go through from idea to publication. Stage… Continue Reading →

How I Became a Freelance Writer

Tweet   {by: guest blogger} My freelance lifestyle wasn’t born out of a dream to forge my own path, pursue my innate sense of creativity at all costs or even break free from the corporate grind. Nope, my motivations weren’t… Continue Reading →

All is Well (Even Your Writing)

Tweet Pastor Joel Osteen says in one of his television sermons, “All is well.” I’m not religious, but I think his wise words can be applied to writing. That essay you wrote and completed, but haven’t found an outlet has… Continue Reading →

Why Every Writer Should Hire an Editor

Tweet by: Carrie L. Lewis People involved in the writing business are lovers of words. Let’s face it. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, are an agent, a publisher, or an editor, there’s something about the written word that really gets… Continue Reading →

Why All Writing is Good Writing (even the bad ones)

Tweet What you write is worth the effort. Even if it never gets published. Anywhere. Even if not a single person lays their eyes upon it. Even if no one emails you, calls you or messages you that it’s the… Continue Reading →

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