by Lindsey Richardson I’ve talked about the importance of a writing schedule before on the blog, but tonight we’re talking about the importance of adjusting that schedule. This is something this year –this month more specifically –that I found out is so crucial.
by Laura Peters Being creative is one of those things that all enjoy doing. But while many of us would say that we are creative, do we really get the opportunity to express ourselves creatively and embrace it? The chances are we don’t. That might not mean that we don’t want to, we… Read More Are You Creative? The Best Ways To Embrace It
by Meg Dowell Do you like promoting your own work? Like REALLY like it? We all feel a rush of excitement the moment we are able to share even the smallest writing accomplishments with the world. It’s totally normal to want to show off what you’re doing — after all, when you’re proud… Read More Writers, Be Honest: What REALLY Scares You About Self-Promotion?
by Manas Patil The biggest mistake one can make while writing a book is to give up. Writing a book can be exciting yet challenging at the same time, we’ve all been there. I almost gave up before my draft made it to an editor. But I did finish. Though I did finish… Read More Mistakes I’ve Made While Writing My First Book
by Lev Raphael Writing is lonely and sometimes it seems that the only people who truly understand what that feels like are other writers, but the bond can be deceptive. Just because someone else writes doesn’t mean that they’re truly simpatico. Be careful who you choose to bring into your writing world and… Read More 9 Writing Types to Avoid
Source – CC0 License by Laura Peters As ever, there is a constant wave of fresh talent washing up on the shores of the ever-embittered world of writers. More established writers might worry about the competition but, really, we should trying to help our less experienced comrades reach their full potential. A broader… Read More 5 Things New Writers Need To Hear
by Teagan Berry Writer: A person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation. Author: A writer of a book, article, or report.
by Andrea Lundgren Sometimes when we write, our main characters aren’t all that unfamiliar. They may not be “us” exactly, but they might be fictional versions of ourselves—the people we’d like to be, sharing part of our own psychological makeup. This one might have our sense of adventure, that one our fondness for… Read More Unpacking Characters That Aren’t Like You
by ARHuelsenbeck In my file cabinet I have a thick folder packed with negative responses, many dating back to my freelance writing days in the 1990’s—my dreaded rejection slips. The big joke in my circle was that I’d eventually have enough rejection slips to wallpaper my house (actually, I probably do).
by Laura Peters When it comes to a page-turner, we like the idea of something that is in-between reality and fiction. When we consider the enduring appeal of Kafka or Thomas Pynchon, the notion of the conspiracy theory is one of those devices that straddles the balance. Conspiracy theories can be real… Read More Conspiracy Theories in Fiction to Inspire Your Page-Turner