You have put in the time to write, rewrite, edit, and perfect a piece of writing. You have had others look it over, and you have listened to their feedback. You feel that your story is relevant and that people will really be interested in reading it. You think it’s time to seek out a… Continue reading Finding a publishing house to submit to
Your writing means a lot to you, and you want your readers to get the most out of the pieces you present to them. This will mean, at times, that you need to paint a realistic picture of the story you are trying to tell so they can visualize it. So they can feel it.… Continue reading Realistic writing
You want to write, and you want to make sure the readers you’re looking for will be able to access your writing. This means that you will need to give your audience a way to find you. Choosing a genre allows your work to stand beside others that some similarities, so readers can seek out… Continue reading Choosing a genre
You’ve got an idea, and you’ve been mulling it over for a little while. You’ve really given it some thought, and you’ve got some background work done. Maybe you have a full outline and detailed character descriptions already done. Maybe you’ve got an idea about the storyline and would like to get going to see… Continue reading First draft basics
Every good writer has something in common – they write. Most of them will write hard and furiously. They will work as hard as they can and be driven to care for more than just their fair share of space on the bookshelves at the library. However, even if you have grand dreams of joining… Continue reading Cultivating your writing notebook
You have been writing for a little while now, and you’ve really been enjoying the process. It’s engaging, and keeps you quite busy. While many people have mentioned writing groups to you, you haven’t felt particularly compelled to join one just yet. In fact, you aren’t even sure you will have the time to dedicate… Continue reading Why should you join a writing group?
If you have ever dreamed of spending your days in front of your laptop with story details dripping from your fingers, you have likely looked forward to the day you can proudly proclaim yourself a writer. How will you know when this day finally arrives? Well…it probably has already. You have spent time writing and… Continue reading Are you really a writer?