Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

7 Tips for More Effective Writing

Effective Writing

People often ask me what it takes to be a good writer. The short answer? I don’t know. The slightly longer answer? I don’t know, and I don’t care.

How do you write in a way that effectively communicates your point and gets people to think or do what you want them to do? Here are 7 short tips for effective writing straight from my brain.

The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow [Music Review]

The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow

This first full length release from The Civil Wars lives up to anticipation. Full of powerful and emotive lyrics, matched by equally strong music, Barton Hollow transports you to the South 100 years ago.

To Be Creative Is to Be Misunderstood

To Be Creative Is to Be Misunderstood

I have a belief that creative people struggle more with being misunderstood than do most normal people. Why is this? Because creative people ask dangerous questions.

What Is a Creative?

Recreate Conference: creative think-tank and arts conference

This week, I’m attending an arts conference and creative think-tank. A lot of the attendees work for churches and ministries in various capacities, but almost everyone is a “creative.” If you don’t work in the business world, you may not have realized that creative can be a noun. So, what is a creative?

When Life Hands You Lemons… Learn Alchemy

When life hands you lemons (courtesy of Richard X. Thripp)

All too often, our circumstances are defined by what other people tell us is realistic or feasible. The old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” is a perfect example of this paradigm.