by Steven Capps Immersion is an essential element when writing a novel. This doesn’t mean that it is the most important element (which is a topic that could start a world war) but in order to have enjoyable novel-length story it is necessary. From a slush reader’s standpoint, it is one of my… Read More How to Write for Immersion
by Sara Kopeczky You know this one: in order to come up with relatable characters for your story, you have to give them some flaws. Flaws make characters human, and the fact is that humans are far from being perfect. That being said, in recent fiction I have seen so much of what… Read More 5 Fake Character Flaws to Avoid
by Meg Dowell Do you feel pressed for time? Do you find yourself pushing your work back an hour, two days, three weeks — because there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to make it happen? There’s a reason you haven’t been able to make time for writing lately — even though… Read More Why You Haven’t Been Able to Make More Time for Writing—and How to Fix That
by Teagan Berry Sometimes, the words just don’t flow. Writer’s block is something that unfortunately every single writer will come across in their writing career. In the past, I’ve written about ways to overcome writer’s block, touching on a few different techniques I’ve used to help jolt the creativity in my system. You… Read More Creative Writing Prompts and How To Use Them
by ARHuelsenbeck People concerned about the environment strive to reduce waste. As writers, we can do our part as well, to the benefit of the earth and also for a greater return from our labors. Here are some of the ways writers can recycle, repair, repurpose, and reuse.
by Lizard is Writing Anonymous asked: “Hi Lizard! I have an idea for a writing piece I want to do. I have characters, a majority of the plot, and a brief outline of the ending. The only thing is, I don’t know how to begin in a way that isn’t overwhelming to the… Read More On Writing Multiple POVs
by Daniel A. Roberts What turns a reader into a writer? We must understand that all writers are, and will always be, a reader first. It’s the primary ingredient, as we chose at one point in our lives to be a writer. For those who juggle words through the smithy of the human… Read More How a Reader Turns Into a Writer