You are serious about your writing and this means that you want to make sure you have the time to dedicate to your craft. How can you set up an effective schedule to make sure you are making progress? To write, you will need to have the time to do so set aside. To get… Continue reading Setting up a writing schedule
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 have determined that you would like to use a pseudonym when putting your writing out into the world, and you are getting to the point where you will need to choose what this will be. How can you choose an appropriate pen name? Choosing a pen name requires some serious thought, as this is… Continue reading Choosing a pen name
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 have spent a long time working on your writing and you feel that you’ve perfected each piece you’ve written before submitting it anywhere. However, you haven’t always been met with a warm welcome. How can you get past the rejection of your work? It doesn’t matter how much you think a piece sparkles, there… Continue reading Getting past rejection
You have been writing for a little while now and you’ve really enjoyed the process so far. While you may recognize and appreciate this this is a fairly solitary endeavor in many ways. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t craving some interaction with others on the same path. How can you find other writers to… Continue reading Finding other writers
You have been getting more serious about your writing and you feel that you are finally ready to head to a writing conference. You’ve searched high and low to find the ideal option to suit your needs and now you are preparing to enjoy your time there. What should you bring with you? Every conference… Continue reading What to bring to a writing conference