You take your writing seriously and you want to make sure you are able to fit this time into your daily schedule. However, as the day goes on things seem to get busier and busier. This is where early morning writing can really come in handy. Many people are at their best first thing in… Continue reading Early morning writing
You want your readers to be able to enjoy your writing and this means there needs to be something of interest that keeps them coming back for more. A villain is often what sets things in motion, so you need to make sure you are able to make this character compelling. Strong villains aren’t just… Continue reading Strong villains
You have been writing for a little while now and you’ve really enjoyed the process so far. While you may recognize and appreciate this this is a fairly solitary endeavor in many ways. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t craving some interaction with others on the same path. How can you find other writers to… Continue reading Finding other writers
You have been getting more serious about your writing and you feel that you are finally ready to head to a writing conference. You’ve searched high and low to find the ideal option to suit your needs and now you are preparing to enjoy your time there. What should you bring with you? Every conference… Continue reading What to bring to a writing conference
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