“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Every writer is intimidated by the blank page. If it's not intimidating, then you're probably not serious enough about your writing. A committed writer is concerned about making sure the written material … Continue reading Do Not Be Afraid
Writers are notorious for criticizing our own work, which is a great tool to have when you're editing. When we write, we need to have an open mind and let our ideas run wild. Criticism is the enemy of creativity, so here is a three-step process for squashing your inner critic. Step 1: Stop Expecting … Continue reading 3 Steps To Squashing Your Inner Critic
Plot is the most important part of the story. If you've gotten to the main confrontation piece of your novel, congrats! But, what are you gonna do now? Sometimes we can get stuck on the problem and can't figure out the best solution. That's okay. So, what do you do when you've destroyed the universe … Continue reading What To Do When You’ve Destroyed the Universe and You Don’t Know How To Fix It
It can be difficult to start writing. Once you get started, it can be hard to stop. So how do we , as Writers, make the blank page a little less daunting? We can have creative juice for breakfast! To kick-start your creative juices first thing in the morning, you have to wake up your … Continue reading Creative Juice for Breakfast
The beginning of your story should pose a question. The end of your story should answer it. No matter what the question is, the reader will want to know the answer so you have to build up to it throughout your book. For example, if the main question is "What is the purpose of the … Continue reading Answering The Main Question
What do you consider a good book? One that you can't put down? So, like every writer alive, you're probably wondering "how do I make my writing that good?" Here are ten tips for writing a good, can't-put-it-down book! Take a brief lesson in Psychology. Whether this sounds boring or exciting to you, it will … Continue reading What is “Good” Writing?
If writing is really your passion, you'll make it a priority. You'll be willing to change your daily routine to include writing exercises and your writing projects. I know that all sounds good, but it can be hard to do. Most days will power isn't enough to fight the writer's block. We do our best writing … Continue reading Scheduled Inspirational
Where do you find inspiration to write? I don't find it anywhere...because I don't think it needs to be found. I don't think it's hiding or it's lost. I think we just can't see it because it's inside of us already. When we are deciding what to write or where to write, we don't look … Continue reading Finding Inspiration