Do you show or tell more in your writing? You could just tell your reader that someone is crying, or you could compel a more emotional response from them if you show them how someone is crying. The Difference Between Show and Tell There is a difference between, "Martha is crying." and "Tears streamed down … Continue reading Show or Tell? – Using Descriptions in your Writing
The difference is in the details when it comes to editing and proofreading. The order of revising, editing, and proofreading varies depending on your work. I usually proofread first, then revise, then edit, then proofread again - but it's completely up to you. Whichever order you choose to do them, I've made a to-do list … Continue reading Edit & Proofreading
A writer writes. It's that simple and that difficult. You have to commit to the process in order to see progress in your work. But sometimes it's hard to write, isn't it? Sometimes you need a little something to get your writing to flow. So, here are 40 tips for when you need to be … Continue reading A Writer Writes
If you're a writer, even a beginner writer, you've heard of the writing process. Brainstorm, Research, Outline, Draft, Revise, Edit. But, have you heard of the other writing processes? How about the one that goes Draft, Research, Revise, Edit? What about the one that goes Outline, Research, Draft, Edit, Revise? All writers write differently. There … Continue reading The Writing Processes
Udemy is an online learning platform with a variety of topics. When they are running sales, grab a few courses from this to take your writing skills to the next level! Complete Creative Writing Course - Learn to write engaging fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction and become the successful writer you want to be. … Continue reading Top Writing Udemy Courses
Writing is a skill and an artform. In order to get good at it, you have to practice. However, if you're writing in the same style or genre every day, you are limited to only knowing how to do one thing. Having an expanded writing repetoire is like having a every type of medium possible … Continue reading Universal Writing Skills
There's a saying, that if you are going to critique someone you should first walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when they get mad, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. But, what do their shoes look like? Are they wearing sneakers? Heels? Work boots? What color are they? What kind … Continue reading Your Readers’ Shoes
If you are a writer then you most likely love to read. That's probably how you fell in love with the idea of writing, by wanting to tell your own story, right? Here's the thing, wanting to tell a story and wanting to write are very different. You can love to read, love stories, and … Continue reading Do You Want To Write?
If you've seen my YouTube mini series of Author Interviews, you'll know that I'm a firm believer that there is more than one writing process and no writer writes the same way. With that being said, let me introduce you to a new exercise I've been trying out that's been working really well. It's called … Continue reading The Fast Draft
We call ourselves writers and we participate in the act of writing, but what exactly is it? Writing is communication. When we write stories, we are communicating a message to the reader. When we write nonfiction, we are communicating facts to the reader. When we write poetry, we are communicating descriptions to the reader. No … Continue reading What Is Writing?