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 always taken a lot of pride in your writing and you can’t help but feel like you’ve put your all into your work. This is why it can be so disheartening to hear someone reject you. How can you handle the discouraging thoughts that come with rejection? There is a time in every… Continue reading Discouraging thoughts
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
Writing can be a very personal thing. It can be easy to lose yourself in a story and to spend time thinking about it when you are otherwise occupied. It can also be rather easy to enjoy cultivating new worlds for your characters to spend their time and picturing others sinking into these places too.… Continue reading Realistic writing expectations
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