by Teagan Berry A little while ago I finished up the first draft of a manuscript. Since then, I’ve tried (and failed) multiple times to pick up another unfinished first draft of a project that’s been sitting around for the past few months. Needless to say, it hasn’t gone well. I’ve maybe managed to hash… Read More Overcoming the Post-Project Funk
by Kate Colby So writing is your creative calling, your life’s purpose, your ultimate joy. Congratulations! You’re part of (in my totally unbiased opinion) one of the best groups of people in the world. You know it, I know it — and yet, your friends and family don’t. After all, what’s so special about being a writer? Literally… Read More How to Be Taken Seriously as a Writer
by Allison Maruska There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre. There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of… Read More Three Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb
by Stephanie O’Brien You’ve just spent an entire novel bringing an amazing couple together. They’re passionate, fun and fascinating to watch, and their chemistry has fans raving about how wonderful they are. They’re so great that you’ve decided to write a sequel starring them… but there’s just one challenge. You went and let them get… Read More How to Keep Married Fictional Couples Interesting Without Splitting Them Up
by Christopher Slater Whenever a person reads what someone else has written, there is always an expected level of judgment. The reader is going to judge whether the topic of the writing is something that they are interested in. They will judge the writer’s ability to express themselves or to describe a situation,… Read More Do You Judge Writers?
by Hope Ann A writer’s life is filled with so much more than the mere creating of stories. There is editing and proofreading. Marketing and newsletters. Blogging and graphics. We can take any help offered, and here are five free tools which have helped me save time and work the best I can.