by Josh Langston So, what goes into a critique? What is it that makes it useful, or not? For openers, try to be positive. That doesn’t mean sugar-coating. It means finding something you can focus on in order to start on a positive note, even if most of the piece being reviewed needs… Read More Critiquing: Giving and Getting the Gold
by Cátia Isabel Silva Improvement. That’s an amazing word and fundamental for all of us who want to continuously get better at our jobs. As I already said in previous posts, there is plenty of competition in the writing field, so, if you want to write for life, you must be good at… Read More 9 Tips to Improve Your Writing
by Richard Risemberg Do you love subordinate clauses? I know I do. And how about assonance and alliteration, rhythm and rhyme? Let’s face it: they can be as tasty as chocolate. But would you make an entire meal of just…chocolate? (Okay, whoever said “yes” please leave the room now!) Consider this a meeting… Read More How to Avoid Being too Wordy in Your Writing: Clause and Effect
Image source by Laura Peters All writers go through periods where the creative juices dry up and then so does the cash flow. It’s not always easy to ensure a regular income as a writer so it’s useful to have a few extra tips up our sleeves, for those moments where we need… Read More How Writers Can Make Extra Cash
by Morgan S. Hazelwood Who Else Is There? Writers know all about our main character–they’re the focus of our story. Often, the story is told in their voice. But what about everyone else? Unless you’re writing a person-versus-nature like Hatchet, you’re probably going to have other characters.
by Sheree Crawford Writing can pay. No seriously. Ok, so the average author earns less than the Living Wage (hell, they sometimes earn less than the Minimum Wage), but the great thing about writing is that it’s a versatile skill that can be applied to so many situations. A few conversations with followers about just how… Read More How to Not be a “Starving Writer”
by ARHuelsenbeck Have you ever found yourself stranded in Creative Badlands? You know, that parched place where you are just so dry that nothing trickles from your pen? Or what you write is so uninspired that it puts you to sleep? Sometimes it helps to get away. A writers’ retreat could be just the boost… Read More How to Hold a Writers’ Retreat