You have been writing for a little while now and you are starting to feel a bit more comfortable with putting your work out there for the public to see. How can you determine which audience to target? Your audience should be filled with the people who will be the most receptive to your work.… Continue reading Determining your audience
You have been writing for a little while now and you’ve done quite well on your own. This makes you wonder – do you really need an agent like so many writers insist? In order to create the writing career you’d like to have, you will need to think about what is required to make… Continue reading The benefits of working with an agent
You have been working on a story for a while now and you’re happy to take some time to finish things up. However, this doesn’t seem to be as simple as you thought it would be. How can you tell if your story is finally finished? It can be easy to fall in love… Continue reading How can you tell if your story is finished?
You have begun writing a story that you’re excited about. You’ve done your best to map out your plot and you’ve taken quite a while trying to create compelling characters. However, you’re having second thoughts now that you’ve gotten further into the process. How can you tell if your story is any good? You… Continue reading Is your story any good?
You have always taken a lot of pride in your writing and you can’t help but feel like you’ve put your all into your work. This is why it can be so disheartening to hear someone reject you. How can you handle the discouraging thoughts that come with rejection? There is a time in every… Continue reading Discouraging thoughts
You have an extremely important project you’re working on and you can’t help but be excited about it. You’ve been working hard to make sure all your loose ends are tied up and you feel that you’re making great progress. And then it happens. You are suddenly stuck in place and you aren’t sure what… Continue reading What to do when you’re stuck
You have been taking the time to figure out what you want to write and you want to make sure you are ready to get some work done. How can you prepare yourself to do so? You will need to determine what you need in order to feel comfortable getting into that mindset.… Continue reading Preparing yourself to write
You’ve decided to get serious about your writing. You realize that what you are doing isn’t working. You want to make sure this project gets done by its deadline. Whatever the reason, you need to make sure you are implementing a writing schedule to get some stuff done. I’ve been there. I’ve gone through… Continue reading My writing schedule
You have decided to start writing and you feel that you are making some good progress. You should be proud of this, but it’s also important to know that writing is a learning experience that requires a lot of dedication to excel at. This will sometimes mean learning from others so you don’t repeat… Continue reading Basic writing mistakes to avoid
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