Your main characters are deep and you’ve really taken the time to make them well-rounded. Your storyline is compelling, and you’ve made a point to really figure out the important plot points in your piece. However, you find that your story is still missing something. This is where your background characters can come into play.… Continue reading Developing background characters
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
Writing. It sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Put a pen to some paper and see what comes out. Tap on the keyboard for a while and print the pages. Just about anyone can do that. In fact, the act of physically writing is quite simple. It’s the act of writing well that can be troubling.… Continue reading Writing…Easy, Right?
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