Some writers begin their work with an idea in mind, while others set out to fill criteria that has already been established for them. Either way, it’s important to know what age group you are writing for so you can tailor your work to them. To do this, you will need to get to know… Continue reading What age group are you writing for?
You have an idea, and you’ve taken the time to flesh everything out. You have a good mental picture regarding how your story is going to go, as you’ve outlined it extensively. However, you aren’t quite sure where to start. How should you begin your book? There is likely a lot of information floating around… Continue reading Beginning your book
You love writing, and you can’t help but be proud of some of the scenes you are able to create. However, others may fall a little flat and need a bunch of rewrites. Why is this? You want your writing to be dynamic and intriguing. This means that you will need to take the time… Continue reading Using all the senses
You love to create new characters and find that one of your favorite parts of writing is developing the individuals you have created. However, you know that you can’t just make a person out of thin air, as they will likely need to be connected to the world around them unless your story specifically calls… Continue reading Rounding out your main characters
You have been writing for a while now, and you feel that attending a writing conference can help you get to know some people in the industry and offer you additional insight into what this type of career entails. How can you choose the right conference to attend? Writing conferences can vary greatly in content,… Continue reading Choosing a writing conference
Your writing is a very personal thing, and you want to make sure you have spent the appropriate amount of time on a piece before presenting it to the world. However, there are some people who will want to view your drafts, or simply discuss things with you along the way. It can be simple… Continue reading Explaining your writing to family and friends
You have been working on your writing for a while now, and you feel that it’s finally time to try to get your work out there to the public. Should you publish under a pseudonym? If you are just starting out and haven’t had any of your work head out into the world just yet,… Continue reading Should you write under a pseudonym?