You have an idea, and you can’t wait to flesh it out a bit. Maybe you have a simple premise that you are getting ready to make into something amazing, or maybe you have details hammered out already. Whatever step you are at the process, you will have to check for plausibility along the way.… Continue reading Creating rules in a fictional world
There are a lot of things to write about, and some subjects will jump out at you and beg for your attention. Others will require a bit more discipline to get out of you, and still, there will be those subjects that none of us would like to write about but yet still need to… Continue reading Writing about tough topics
Your writing means a lot to you, and you want your readers to get the most out of the pieces you present to them. This will mean, at times, that you need to paint a realistic picture of the story you are trying to tell so they can visualize it. So they can feel it.… Continue reading Realistic writing
You want to write, and you want to make sure the readers you’re looking for will be able to access your writing. This means that you will need to give your audience a way to find you. Choosing a genre allows your work to stand beside others that some similarities, so readers can seek out… Continue reading Choosing a genre
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?