BRANDI-ANN UYEMURA

Hawaii freelance writer with a penchant for writing non-fiction creatively.

18th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii’s Children

Tweet I’ve been juggling two boys under two and working on an upcoming article for Hawaii Business magazine. Plus, I’m still writing for Psych Central. I won’t lie. It’s a lot. Some days feel near impossible. But there is joy and pleasure in pursuing the written word so I do so happily even if I have…

When Your Writing Sucks

Tweet I used to struggle with what came out of me onto a fresh page. It was never as beautiful or brilliant as it was in my mind. In my mind, I was an eccentric, quirky, and stunning writer. One the world had yet to seen. In reality, my words were mediocre at best. It…

Chronicles of a Wannabe Children’s Book Author

Tweet This is a post I don’t usually write. Usually, I’m a how-to nonfiction writer hoping to inspire you. But when it comes to fiction, I’m struggling. Recently, I attended SCBWI Hawaii chapter’s 2016 conference with 2015 Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat and literary agent Suzie Townsend. It was as encouraging as it was discouraging. It made…

If You’re Not Writing, You’re Resisting

Tweet For a few years now, my husband told me. My business coach did too. Everyone told me I was wasting my time on paid writing work that didn’t fill my soul. But it’s hard when you’re freelancing and getting paid. It’s hard to say, “No” when you don’t know when your next big check will…

Copywriting 101

Tweet Copywriting to me is like poetry. It’s a powerful way to convey a message in as few words as possible. There is a rhyme and a lyrical quality to copywriting. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was 7-years-old. If you are interested in being a copywriter too, check out this infographic by…

Top 10 Productivity Secrets of Famous Authors

Tweet {guest post by Linda Craig} It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a novel, an article that’s about to be published online, a script for a film or anything else; you’re probably bound to a specific timeline. As any other writer, you would probably want to write as much content as possible in a shorter…

3 Lucky Breaks That Led Me to a Freelance Writing Career

Tweet A lot of people want to know how to become a freelance writer. “How do you get paid for writing?” is what they often ask. When I think about what got me here, three lucky things needed to happen in order for this to occur. I met the “right” people. When I first decided to…

Here in the Midst of Challenge

Tweet I often do as you do. I read about people once they’ve already climbed the mountain and faced that lion. It’s all inspiring and humbling to do so. But what I rarely get to see is a picture into the lives of those who are fallen. What do you if you’re not there yet?…

3 Surprising Truths About Sharing Your Writing

Tweet It took me a long time to do it. I blame it on the years of torment I endured from a high school teacher reading our work aloud. With our names. And with unnecessary bullying and negative criticism included. But it’s come at a detrimental cost. What hiding has done in the long run is…

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