You think you know how to write fiction? You probably don’t. Not unless you follow these four cardinal writing rules. Remember: some highly successful writers break these rules and still write great stuff. But you are not one of them. It is not possible to break these rules and write great stuff unless you are … Continue reading 4 Rules for Writing Fiction You Can Ignore — Ellie Scott
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This post is for my fellow writers out there. I have a head full of ideas; characters, settings, plot twists and dialogues. I sit at my laptop, hands hovering over the keyboard and then… nothing. I have no idea where to start or where I’m going. Writer’s block gets the best of us, no matter […] … Continue reading When you have all the ideas and NONE of the inspiration — BlogByEmily
by Kyle Massa Show, don’t tell. If you’ve ever taken a writing course of any kind, you’ve probably heard that phrase. If you haven’t, the meaning is pretty simple: don’t come out and tell your readers everything they need to know. Instead, show them examples and specific situations that support what you’re trying […] via When … Continue reading When to Show and When to Tell — A Writer’s Path
Giving the time and consideration to your titles and subhead is something I need to work on (insert sheepish emoji)…
Today’s post is all about writing that great post. The one that is going to attract new readers, build trust with the old ones, and engage every one who stumbles upon your blog to comment…
Consistently creating great content is the backbone of any blog.
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As much as I consider myself a fiction writer, it seems my most successful (and when I say successful, I mean published...and when I say published, I mean twice) writing projects have been memoir or personal essays. The biggest mistake many writers can make is to pigeonhole themselves into one particular genre, simply because … Continue reading Turning Memories into Memoir–Where to Begin?
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Can you believe we're already at prompt numbers 8 & 9? And yes--I'm deviating from the normal procedure here by posting two prompts at once...but it will make sense once you've taken a gander at them. Per my usual modus operandi, I've included all of the previous prompts and my own responses below...and now that … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 8 and 9
So, there I was this morning, slogging my way through a 30-minute torture session with Shaun T, he of Insanity workout fame. One of his oft-used slogans is "No Excuses," which, really, should be everyone's slogan for...well, everything worth doing. But, as I do my best to keep things writing-related here, let's just apply this … Continue reading How to silence that inner whiner
You’ve got a great idea for a book – it’s time to find out where that idea can take you. If you never try, you’ll never know. In this ‘use it or lose it world,’ writing is one of the best forms of exercise for your brain. In fact it is an activity that fully […] … Continue reading Ten reasons why you should try Creative Writing — Annie Lyons