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What No One Tells You about Finding Time to Write
“Set a schedule; set reasonable goals!” “Give yourself deadlines.” “Protect your mental energy.” “Cut down on pleasure reading, TV, social media, and just write!…
Writer's Block Doesn't Exist. These 3 Issues Keep You From Writing.
The bane of all writers for thousands of years, I have some news about writer’s block: writer’s block doesn’t exist. Here are the real issues...
Holly's Writing Classes: Everything You Need to Know
Holly's Writing Classes: A Quick Guide To Writing Classes For The Career Writer From Holly Lisle, A Mastermind At Teaching Fiction Writing
Some Important Basics Every Writer Should Know
Here are just some basic thoughts for those who wish to be writers. (NB: If you have read this before when I posted it on DeviantArt, please note I have extended it). :)
How to Embed Character Backstory Into Your Novel | Just Writerly Things
Character backstory gives your story context, texture, and helps your readers relate to your protagonist, but to do that you need to embed it well.
5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer
I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right. If you own any modern short story collec…
The Novel Series: Part II: How Long Should Chapters and Scenes Be?
Scenes and chapters are useful markers as you draft your novel. But what's the difference and how long should they be?
5 Hard-Hitting Plot Tools To Unstick Your Story
Story stuck? Here are 5 proven plot techniques from the University of Iowa's Prestigious Writers' Workshop to get your story back on track.
Questions to Ask When Creating Fictional Ethnicities
Something I love to learn about, both in real life and in my story-worlds, are different cultures to my own. It's fascinating! I could...
Don't Let Anybody Tell You How to Write (or 8 Tips for Learning Responsibly) - Helping Writers Become Authors
Learning how to write is not the same as being told how to write. Check out these eight principles of learning responsibly.
Answer These 12 Questions Before Beginning to Write a Book and Gain Some Clarity — The Writing Kylie
Everyone who has written a book, or tried to, knows how much work it takes. Those that outline make a lot of decisions before writing the first daft, and those that jump into the first draft make a lot of decisions while writing. No matter if you are a plotter or pantser, there are a few questions
Story Plots: 7 Tips for Writing Original Stories | Now Novel
Story plots are used and reused. Some novels' plots are overused. Read 7 tips for writing a more original plot for your novel.
9 Ways To Bring The Funny In Your Fiction
Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, our guest blogger shares nine ways to bring the funny in your fiction.
5 Things Writers Should Invest In
If you're planning on writing your novel in 2019, here are 5 things writers should invest in. You don't have to spend money. You can invest with time.