by Andrea Lundgren It’s a topic that, in real life, we think about more than we’d like to admit: how much we make, how much we can spend, and how we can make more money all has a place in our thoughts.
by Lauren Sapala One of the first things a writer learns is about the power—and the challenge—of the rewrite. For those writers who assume that everything Ernest Hemingway wrote flowed perfectly out of his pen on the very first try, the illusion is shattered. The more experience a writer gains, the more they… Read More 3 Major Types of Rewrites, and the Big Mistake to Avoid with All of Them
by Rafal Reyzer You’ve heard that to become proficient at any specialized skill, you need at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. This view has been popularized by Malcolm Gladwell through his book The Outliers. The 10k rule has since been debunked, and we intuitively know that improvement doesn’t take so long. However,… Read More How to Apply the Principles of Fast Learning to Become a Better Writer
by Ashlee McNicol Being a writer is no easy feat. You stay up late, wake up early, and repeat. You spend hours and hours creating fantasy worlds with characters that you love like your family, watching them experience miracles just as easily as pain, and grow like your own kids.
by Ryan Lanz We’ve all felt it at one time or another. The story loses its shine and you’re left with a half-completed story. Why does this happen, and how do you continue? For a lot of writers, this is the mid-point of the story, but truly, it can happen at any point.… Read More How to Feel Like Writing Again
by Doug Lewars SECOND WITCH. All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! – Macbeth – William Shakespeare – Act I Scene 3
by Meg Dowell Should you write today? YES!
by Doug Lewars It’s easy isn’t it? You wrote it so naturally you remember it. Such is not always the case. I’m reminded of a book I wrote some years ago. It’s a fantasy and a woman is killed and moved into something I refer to as the Midworld. Anyway, not knowing her… Read More Remembering What You Wrote
by Kelsie Engen I’ve talked earlier this year about my two-year writing plan, where I’ve scheduled out my WIPs and made rough guidelines for publishing those WIPs. In that post, I also admitted the ridiculous number of WIPs I have in progress, all in various spots on the path to publication. Now, I… Read More Why I’m (Not) Worried About Being a Slow Indie Author
by Andrea Lundgren I’ve discussed reading habits before and why you really want to read good books, but how, as a writer, you may have to read professionally some books you don’t enjoy. But today, I want to urge you to not forget the values of a bad book.