When it comes to writing, we're told the more time we put in, the better we'll get. Yet the quality of that practice is oftentimes overlooked. Here's how quantity and quality affect your writing, and how you find the perfect amount of daily writing practice.
Fan fiction: this is a topic that's largely debated within the writing community, oftentimes overlooked by professionals. However, there are ways that fan fiction can help inspire and motivate new and young writers. Here's how fan fiction can help introduce people to the writing craft and help them improve.
National Novel Writing Month is a fun time to challenge new and advanced writers alike! Here's 7 tips to help you surive the Nanowriting month challenge, as well as strategies you can use to make it to the end.
Imagine this: a literary agent reads your query letter and decides to check out the opening to your story. You've passed the first test (writing that query letter and getting their attention), and now it's time for them to be bedazzled by your writing.
But how you do go about starting a novel? Here's seven tips on how to write a good first chapter.
Writing the first draft is one of the most exciting things in a writer's journey. This is the first time you're working with your characters/information and putting it down into prose for your audience. However, it can also be daunting to write and finish the first draft. Sometimes there's a lot to keep track of, and you want to make sure you're putting yourself in a good position for when you start making revisions. Also depending on your work's length, it can take a long time to finish the first draft. But how do you write a good first draft? Let's find out!
Every writer has their own opinion on the topic. Some believe it's nearly impossible to learn from classes while others think that this craft can be studied under a teacher. You'll find hundreds of differing opinions on this topic, and the answer usually depends on the outlook of the writer.
Can writing be taught? Well, my unique take is this: if you really want to learn the art of writing, of course writing can be taught -- but it might not be in a traditional classroom setting. Here's how.