You have decided to further your story along by adding in a fight scene. This is essential to the plot and you need to make sure you nail it so your reader will be on the edge of her seat throughout the passage. How can you make this happen? Your reader needs to believe that… Continue reading Fight scene basics
If you’re finding yourself reading this, there is a very good chance that you have a lot of love for the written word. There’s also a great chance that you tend to love a good story. I do too. Stories are some of my favorite things in the entire world. I’m not alone here.… Continue reading Why storytelling is important
You have been writing for a little while now and you have had a few great ideas that you’ve been able to turn into full-length pieces. However, you are now trying to come up with your next creation. How can you find some writing inspiration? There are a lot of different things that inspire people,… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration
You have an idea and you can’t wait to get it down on paper. What should you do before getting into your first draft? You may have a wonderful idea and fleshing it out makes you think about how much fun writing this story out in full will be. However, it might be beneficial… Continue reading Before starting your first draft…
You have spent a lot of time trying to come up with the best ideas you possibly can. You’ve thought about them a ton of different ways, you’ve made an effort to polish up your words a bit and you’ve fallen in love with some of the scenes you have put onto paper. You may… Continue reading Choosing your scenes wisely
A lot of people ask about my writing when it comes up in conversation. Some people want to know what I write about or what it’s like working from home. Others want to know what made me follow this path, as it certainly seems a bit easier to find work in other fields at times.… Continue reading Why I started writing
You want your writing to be thought provoking and fun, so you take the time to think about what will make the most impact on your readers. Still, you wonder just how much your readers will care about the words you are so artfully arranging on the page. To makes sure your readers are invested… Continue reading Will your readers care?
Your writing can be a very exciting thing to take part in and a lot of days you will find yourself reaching for your computer with eagerness. However, this might not always be the case. This is a job where there can be times that you aren’t so excited to get to work, but it’s… Continue reading Staying motivated
Writing can be an exciting thing and when you have completed a piece, it’s a natural desire to want to share it with the world. However, it can be a bit unnerving to have to send your precious story off to someone else and lose a certain degree of control over the piece, how it’s… Continue reading Should you self-publish?
Writing can be a very personal thing. It can be easy to lose yourself in a story and to spend time thinking about it when you are otherwise occupied. It can also be rather easy to enjoy cultivating new worlds for your characters to spend their time and picturing others sinking into these places too.… Continue reading Realistic writing expectations