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
With obligations growing every year and distractions becoming more and more compelling, many writers find themselves with less time to do what they do best- create. This is a shame because, quite simply, creativity is taking a big hit. The importance of quiet writing time shouldn’t be underestimated. This is something that most non-writers just… Continue reading How to keep life from getting in the way of your writing
Many writers find that the process they go through for a fictional piece, especially one of a great length, varies. The types of approaches can be broadly sectioned off into two different categories- those who outline, and those who don’t. While there are many different types of outlining, and many of these people would be… Continue reading Outlining fiction: Is it worth it?