You love to create new characters and find that one of your favorite parts of writing is developing the individuals you have created. However, you know that you can’t just make a person out of thin air, as they will likely need to be connected to the world around them unless your story specifically calls… Continue reading Rounding out your main characters
You have been writing for a while now, and you feel that attending a writing conference can help you get to know some people in the industry and offer you additional insight into what this type of career entails. How can you choose the right conference to attend? Writing conferences can vary greatly in content,… Continue reading Choosing a writing conference
Your writing is a very personal thing, and you want to make sure you have spent the appropriate amount of time on a piece before presenting it to the world. However, there are some people who will want to view your drafts, or simply discuss things with you along the way. It can be simple… Continue reading Explaining your writing to family and friends
You have been working on your writing for a while now, and you feel that it’s finally time to try to get your work out there to the public. Should you publish under a pseudonym? If you are just starting out and haven’t had any of your work head out into the world just yet,… Continue reading Should you write under a pseudonym?
You spend a lot of time creating compelling characters, and you want them to be both believable and relatable. While their personalities and life circumstances matter quite a bit, so do their names. How can you find the right name for your characters? There are a lot of names to choose from, and you want… Continue reading Naming your characters
There are a lot of ways to improve your writing, but few will help you more than reading. This is because there is an abundance of great work out there that you can use as an example. Reading quality writing allows you to see how things are put together. You can pull individual parts of… Continue reading You have to read if you want to write
You have an idea, and you’d like to turn it into a full-length story. You aren’t quite sure about the details yet, but you’re getting there. When should you begin outlining it? Coming up with new ideas may make your head spin with possibilities. This may make you want to wait to outline your story,… Continue reading When is it time to outline your story?