The Woes of Explaining a Joke

Uncle Mike September 19, 2017

Jokes are a perfect way to break the ice and turn any dull moment into a fun one, but do you have to explain them?



Jokes are the most effective tool of a public speaker and a writer to spark interest, break the ice, or remove the seriousness in a room. But have you ever been in that awkward situation when you tell a joke, and no one jus . . .


Why Research Is Important in Writing Your Book

Uncle Mike September 12, 2017

A rookie’s guide to research to become the best writer he can be


Are you sure of what you are writing about, or are there still doubts in your mind? Answer all your questions by doing research.

Academic research can be considered as the backbone of your book. Doing it is easier now that information is widely available on the web. However, it . . .


Self-Editing: Catching Your Mistakes before Others Do

Uncle Mike September 5, 2017

Improve your writing by mastering these self-editing techniques.



Following the recent trends, anyone with a high number of followers on social media can get anything published, from memoirs and mini novels to autobiographies and how-to books. With a little cash on hand and the right skills and tools, you can make this possible.

Howev . . .


Changing Your Perspective of the World

Uncle Mike August 22, 2017

How to positively change your perspective on life


Have you ever wondered how your outlook of the world is affecting you? Do you allow negative thoughts to influence how you treat people around you? The good news is, you can work toward changing the way you look at things and live a more positive life when you have a better understanding of the world. . . .

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Be a Better Writer—Compose a Story Outline with Drawings

Uncle Mike August 16, 2017

Are you struggling to write your next great story? Learn how to outline a story using drawings.


In my previous blogs I have discussed how to create a story and make characters through pictures. I have also mentioned outlines as a great way to organize ideas. Now, I am going to tackle the challenge of outlining a story with drawings. I want to share t . . .