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?
As a writer, I love to learn new writing tips and practice them in order to become a better writer. I publish as many writing tips as I can for my fellow authors, but I love learning from the greatest writers of all time and I found an awesome source that I want to share … Continue reading Writing Tips From The Greatest!
Writing is not a competitive sport. We can learn a lot from other writers and their processes. I interviewed 12 writers on my Author Interviews YouTube channel that gives a lot of good insight into how different writers go about their projects, but now I want to get written answers about the EQ of writers. … Continue reading Questions For Writers
As Writers, we are very hard on ourselves. We think that everything we write has to be perfect and if it's not we feel as if we failed at writing. This is a false paradigm that we all need to break free from. There is no failing in writing, only feedback and rewriting. Rarely, and … Continue reading No Failing
When you are writing, it's best to not be distracted. Things that we do everyday may not seem like distractions because we're in the habit of using them subconsciously. Having your smartphone in your hand, having the TV, having the kids play video games in the room, etc. are just a few examples. Analyze your … Continue reading Unplugged & Uninterrupted
When you're writing dialogue, it can be easy to overuse the word "said". Go through your draft and count how many times you've said the word said. I'll wait... It was a lot, right? So, here is a list of other words you could use in your dialogue other than the word "said". repliedaskedexplainedboastedacknowledgedpleadeddemandedshoutedaddedcautioneddoubtedsnappedassuredwhinedannounceddisclosedwhisperedmockedreassuredsharedexpressedscreechedbeggedscrutinizedproposedexclaimedconfidedyelledinterjecteddivulgedyammeredrevealeddeclaredmentionedshrieked grumbledclaimedstammeredansweredsnarledbraggedguessedinsistedapologizedretortedimpliedrantedcomplimentednotedscoffedcriedobservedscreamedmumbledgloatedquippedhintedsnickeredwailedscoldedstatedteasedchimed … Continue reading List of Words for “Said”
An effective way to build your name as a writer until your books come out is to do freelance work. From these jobs, you can build a writing portfolio to go along with your CV. You can find people who need things written in many places. You can also write your own pieces and submit … Continue reading Freelance Work for Writers
If you're a writer, you probably have a continuous list of ideas going that pop into your head. This list is gold. Your list of ideas is your intellectual property that you'll base all of your books off of. Your list of ideas is full of stories that only you can tell. Your list of … Continue reading A List of Ideas
It's not too late. It's never too late. I don't care how old you are, what you've done with your life, where you live, or how you got there. It's not too late to write a book. The reason you think it's too late is because you're comparing yourself to other writers. Writing is not … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late
Take a look at the best-selling books in the genres that you write. What makes them different? The answer to that question is the reason why it's a best-seller. Each best-seller's list has different sales requirements. The Wall Street Journal requires 3,000-5,000 sales to be considered a best-seller. Amazon is only 1,100 copies in sales … Continue reading Dare to be Different