Quick Tip #14: Stuck in a scene or chapter? Try this!
How to Write a Hot Weather Scene
These 5 tips are here to help you write about heat and hot climates in a realistic and engaging way. So let’s turn up the heat!
5 Tips for Making and Maintaining a Writing Schedule
Writing isn't easy. I think most writers will agree with me. Some days, words seem to fly from your fingers and other times, you stare at the screen blankly. I get it. One of the best ways to combat that is to have some sort of writing schedule. Now, this should be extremely customizable to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Making and Maintaining a Writing Schedule
Twisted Tales: 5 Tips for Writing a Fairy Tale Retelling
Creating your own fairy tale retelling, or "twisted tale", is fun and exciting! Here are five tips to help from my own experience.
Quick Tip #10
Video game music and soundtracks have some epic instrumental music that is also meant to be motivational. Listen to that to get you in the writing mood. Check out more Tips and Tricks for your story!
Quick Tip #8
If you have a story idea and you want to write on it, start first with a summary. It doesn’t need to be long, but get the idea out on paper first or else you risk it disappearing or getting jumbled before you finish writing it. Check out more Tips and Tricks for your story!
Quick Tip #6
If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6
Learning to Write Again
I've been writing for years, so the idea of teaching myself the habit of writing seemed ridiculous. But, that is currently the dilemma I'm facing. As any author knows, writing changes over your lifetime. There are times where you can sit down and write for eight hours straight. And then there's times where you fit… Continue reading Learning to Write Again
Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem
By: Jeremy C Kester In the spaces where I’ve done my research, I’ve found quite a number of other writers who would argue that in every story I do, once I complete my first draft I should crumple it up, throw it out, and start fresh. The idea is predicated on advice to ignore quality… Continue reading Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem