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… Continue reading Are you really a writer?
Your main characters are deep and you’ve really taken the time to make them well-rounded. Your storyline is compelling, and you’ve made a point to really figure out the important plot points in your piece. However, you find that your story is still missing something. This is where your background characters can come into play.… Continue reading Developing background characters
You have been writing for a little while now, and you’ve really been enjoying the process. However, you’re finding that some days allow you to get things done easily, while others can be a bit of a struggle. Writing is an art form, so you are wondering if you should only be writing on the… Continue reading Creating a writing habit
Writing. It sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Put a pen to some paper and see what comes out. Tap on the keyboard for a while and print the pages. Just about anyone can do that. In fact, the act of physically writing is quite simple. It’s the act of writing well that can be troubling.… Continue reading Writing…Easy, Right?