Your writing means a lot to you and you spend a good deal of time trying to get things to be perfect. However, some portions of your work will be much easier to evaluate than others. How can you tell when it’s time to scrap something that isn’t working? As a writer, you are an… Continue reading Scrapping what isn’t working
You have spent a lot of time developing your characters. You’ve put together their back story and taken the time to really understand how this has impacted who they are today. You’ve drawn up a lot of stories and scenarios that won’t make it into your writing but have helped you get a better understanding… Continue reading Helping your characters evolve
You take your writing seriously and you want to make sure you are able to fit this time into your daily schedule. However, as the day goes on things seem to get busier and busier. This is where early morning writing can really come in handy. Many people are at their best first thing in… Continue reading Early morning writing
You want your readers to be able to enjoy your writing and this means there needs to be something of interest that keeps them coming back for more. A villain is often what sets things in motion, so you need to make sure you are able to make this character compelling. Strong villains aren’t just… Continue reading Strong villains
You have been writing for a little while now and you’ve really enjoyed the process so far. While you may recognize and appreciate this this is a fairly solitary endeavor in many ways. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t craving some interaction with others on the same path. How can you find other writers to… Continue reading Finding other writers
You have been getting more serious about your writing and you feel that you are finally ready to head to a writing conference. You’ve searched high and low to find the ideal option to suit your needs and now you are preparing to enjoy your time there. What should you bring with you? Every conference… Continue reading What to bring to a writing conference
Some writers begin their work with an idea in mind, while others set out to fill criteria that has already been established for them. Either way, it’s important to know what age group you are writing for so you can tailor your work to them. To do this, you will need to get to know… Continue reading What age group are you writing for?