If you are just beginning your journey as a writer, you may be wondering how others go about working this time into their day. The answer may surprise you, but this will of course depend on who you are asking. Someone who writes for a living will likely have large chunks of time set… Continue reading A day in the life of a writer
You have been writing for a little while now and you have had a few great ideas that you’ve been able to turn into full-length pieces. However, you are now trying to come up with your next creation. How can you find some writing inspiration? There are a lot of different things that inspire people,… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration
There is a lot of wonderful aspects to writing and some of them will be more obvious than others. It can be easy to get caught up in the fun portions, particularly when they come as nicely packaged as some of the writing supplies that are on the market today. This makes a lot of… Continue reading Writing supplies
You want your writing to be thought provoking and fun, so you take the time to think about what will make the most impact on your readers. Still, you wonder just how much your readers will care about the words you are so artfully arranging on the page. To makes sure your readers are invested… Continue reading Will your readers care?
You have spent a long time developing your story and you are now getting the chance to fine-tune the settings in your work. How can you make sure the places your characters visit are believable and will add to the message you are trying to convey? The setting of your story is almost a character… Continue reading Creating your settings
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 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 love writing, and you can’t help but be proud of some of the scenes you are able to create. However, others may fall a little flat and need a bunch of rewrites. Why is this? You want your writing to be dynamic and intriguing. This means that you will need to take the time… Continue reading Using all the senses
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