You have been working on a story for a while now and you’re happy to take some time to finish things up. However, this doesn’t seem to be as simple as you thought it would be. How can you tell if your story is finally finished? It can be easy to fall in love… Continue reading How can you tell if your story is finished?
You have begun writing a story that you’re excited about. You’ve done your best to map out your plot and you’ve taken quite a while trying to create compelling characters. However, you’re having second thoughts now that you’ve gotten further into the process. How can you tell if your story is any good? You… Continue reading Is your story any good?
You have an extremely important project you’re working on and you can’t help but be excited about it. You’ve been working hard to make sure all your loose ends are tied up and you feel that you’re making great progress. And then it happens. You are suddenly stuck in place and you aren’t sure what… Continue reading What to do when you’re stuck
You have been taking the time to figure out what you want to write and you want to make sure you are ready to get some work done. How can you prepare yourself to do so? You will need to determine what you need in order to feel comfortable getting into that mindset.… Continue reading Preparing yourself to write
You have an idea and you can’t wait to get it down on paper. What should you do before getting into your first draft? You may have a wonderful idea and fleshing it out makes you think about how much fun writing this story out in full will be. However, it might be beneficial… Continue reading Before starting your first draft…
You have spent a lot of time trying to come up with the best ideas you possibly can. You’ve thought about them a ton of different ways, you’ve made an effort to polish up your words a bit and you’ve fallen in love with some of the scenes you have put onto paper. You may… Continue reading Choosing your scenes wisely
Writing can be an exciting thing and when you have completed a piece, it’s a natural desire to want to share it with the world. However, it can be a bit unnerving to have to send your precious story off to someone else and lose a certain degree of control over the piece, how it’s… Continue reading Should you self-publish?
You want your readers to be able to picture the story you are telling them. You want them to be able to look around the setting you’ve chosen as if they’ve actually been there and you want them to think of your characters as old friends. How can you create compelling descriptions to make sure… Continue reading Compelling descriptions
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 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