You spend a lot of time creating compelling characters, and you want them to be both believable and relatable. While their personalities and life circumstances matter quite a bit, so do their names. How can you find the right name for your characters? There are a lot of names to choose from, and you want… Continue reading Naming your characters
There are a lot of ways to improve your writing, but few will help you more than reading. This is because there is an abundance of great work out there that you can use as an example. Reading quality writing allows you to see how things are put together. You can pull individual parts of… Continue reading You have to read if you want to write
You have an idea, and you’d like to turn it into a full-length story. You aren’t quite sure about the details yet, but you’re getting there. When should you begin outlining it? Coming up with new ideas may make your head spin with possibilities. This may make you want to wait to outline your story,… Continue reading When is it time to outline your story?
You love to write, and you are often quite fond of certain portions of your writing. It’s nice to create something you can be proud of, and you love being able to share these works with others. However, it can sometimes be these portions that are the most difficult to cut from your work, even… Continue reading Cutting the fluff
You have been writing for a while now, and you feel that you are finally at the stage where you have a piece worth marketing. However, to do this you will need to get someone interested in your work. This is where the basic elevator pitch can come into play. You may have heard of… Continue reading Elevator pitch basics
Your writing can be close to your heart, and extremely personal. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t need to reach for content that is outside of your comfort zone. In fact, it’s highly likely that you will need to do so at some point in your career. There may be a ton of topics… Continue reading Researching fiction
Writing can be a very personal endeavor, and it can be easy to keep your work under wraps until you think it’s perfect. However, there’s a good chance that you might never find it this way, and sharing your writing could actually help you make it better. It’s important to remember that your writing is… Continue reading Having confidence in your writing