About Michael Moore

Michael Moore has been a writer since his elementary school days. His experience with short story writing was useful during his university years when he became involved in playwriting. In recent years his craft has been focused on editing university and postgraduate application essays.

Five Quotes that Add Color to Posts and Conversations

quotesWhenever I find myself writing about material I find to be dry, one of the techniques I try to use is working in a quote. It’s also something fun to do when I’m stuck in a conversation that won’t end. I generally pick the quote in that situation and then try to steer the conversation toward a spot where I can spring it. It’s like a game where I’d win if I could move my self-absorbed conversation partner far enough to spring the quote. But the most use I see out of quotes would have to be when using social media. I find that they’re particularly useful when sharing any interesting items I run across. I’ve noticed that people who follow me tend to engage in posts with something clever attached. Using a quote saves me the trouble of coming up with that something.

 I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

— Caesar Augustus

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Stuck in a Creative Rut? Here’s what I do!

cynA common condition afflicting (steadily working) creative people is the feeling that they’re stuck doing the same thing day in and day out. That’s particularly an issue when they work at a volume similar to the amount we do at Demand Studios. Now, there are any number of tricks and exercises we’ve all picked up in our various creative writing or journalism classes to help us with the technical problems. But I’m focusing on what I do to regain my mental edge when I’m worn out from work that’s begun to feel repetitive. Continue reading