Your writing means a lot to you, and you want your readers to get the most out of the pieces you present to them. This will mean, at times, that you need to paint a realistic picture of the story you are trying to tell so they can visualize it. So they can feel it.… Continue reading Realistic writing
You want to write, and you want to make sure the readers you’re looking for will be able to access your writing. This means that you will need to give your audience a way to find you. Choosing a genre allows your work to stand beside others that some similarities, so readers can seek out… Continue reading Choosing a genre
You’ve got an idea, and you’ve been mulling it over for a little while. You’ve really given it some thought, and you’ve got some background work done. Maybe you have a full outline and detailed character descriptions already done. Maybe you’ve got an idea about the storyline and would like to get going to see… Continue reading First draft basics
Every good writer has something in common – they write. Most of them will write hard and furiously. They will work as hard as they can and be driven to care for more than just their fair share of space on the bookshelves at the library. However, even if you have grand dreams of joining… Continue reading Cultivating your writing notebook
You have been writing for a little while now, and you’ve really been enjoying the process. It’s engaging, and keeps you quite busy. While many people have mentioned writing groups to you, you haven’t felt particularly compelled to join one just yet. In fact, you aren’t even sure you will have the time to dedicate… Continue reading Why should you join a writing group?
You have been writing for a little while now, and you’ve really been enjoying the process. However, you’re finding that some days allow you to get things done easily, while others can be a bit of a struggle. Writing is an art form, so you are wondering if you should only be writing on the… Continue reading Creating a writing habit
Okay, so you’ve got an idea. You’re excited about it, sure, but will anyone else be? Do you have enough to make a story out of it? It is worth pursuing? How do you tell? Ask yourself the following questions to find out. Is it interesting to you? Just because you get a bit antsy… Continue reading How to tell if you’ve got a story worth writing