Do you find yourself getting stuck writing the same scene over and over again? You may have writer's imperfection. Here's how you can overcome it.
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.
Have you ever found yourself tired of putting words onto the page? Maybe you've taken a writing hiatus or you're looking to get back into the craft. Here's how you can make a comeback after a writing hiatus.
When a writer prewrites, they're looking to prepare themselves for what's to come. Whether that's expanding the imagination or getting ready to put thoughts into words, the prewriting process is important to help boost your creativity and give you a direction.
Here's a few prewriting strategies that you can use to start improving as a writer today.
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.
Everyone loves a cup of a piping hot tea -- I know I certainly do, especially when I'm in for the long haul. Okay, I'm sure there's some coffee people out there. I get it. But I'm not talking about actually drinking tea (even though I'm pretty sure my blood is made of it by … Continue reading Why Writing is Like “Spilling the Tea”
Have you ever worked a long time on your writing just to have someone critique everything about your piece? Maybe someone told you it sounded like a first draft even though it was the tenth. I'm sure every writer has been there at least once. But getting over our writing fears is how we grow as writers. It takes courage to have someone take your work and circle everything with a red pen. You can let go of your writing fears by learning to embrace critiques and rejection.
Every writer knows how it feels to "not be in the mood" to write. This feeling comes in the form of procrastination or focusing our attention on some other "more important" task. So how do you get yourself into a writing mindset? Here's a few tips on how you can start approaching writing today.
Whether you write digitally or on a sheet of paper, all your writing starts with a single blank page. However, once you start to fill the page with words, you doubt yourself. You then decide to erase and rewrite what you wrote.
It's not a secret that writing is a process. There's drafting, outlining, character creation, and structuring your narrative. That means the words you write will go through multiple edits as you work through the piece.
Yet how do you start filling your blank page with meaningful words? Here's a few tips on how you can write content that makes it into your final draft.
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.