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
Character development can be a tricky thing for writers. Without compelling characters, storylines can’t hold up the weight of the story. After all, it doesn’t matter what’s happening if you don’t care who it’s happening to. So how do you make a character relatable but still different enough from the reader to be interesting? Be… Continue reading Developing Compelling Characters
One of the most important things a writer can do is identify their voice. Many of the most distinctive writers have made their voice so recognizable that their work can be identified by readers without the mention of their names. This is what keeps readers coming back for more- the knowledge that they will like… Continue reading Finding Your Voice
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?