A few weeks ago, I went back to school. Not really traditional school - that won’t start until August, but my non-credit classes started. I’m taking five, all writing related, and so far it’s actually been an enjoyable challenge to keep up with the amount of work that comes with that many as well as … Continue reading A Writer’s Questions
I can’t count the number of times someone told me to join a writer’s group. And every time, I’d think, “Yeah, that’s a good idea. I’m gonna go look for one.” And then every time without fail I’d stall somewhere between the idea and actually going. The closest groups are too far away, they’re too … Continue reading Go Join a Writer’s Group. Seriously. Right Now.
We see them all the time, plastered across Google searches and in our magazine subscriptions. Heck, there are probably more of these than there are actual writers out there. Yup, I’m talking about writing related tutorials, tips and tricks articles. The simple truth about searching for tips and tricks is that in reality, you can … Continue reading A Writer’s Tips and Tricks
The Laundry Room Whitney Carter She thudded ungracefully down the basement stairs, the laundry basket clasped against one hip, bumping against the wall with each step. The fifth step down gave a familiar squeak as she gathered scattered pieces of cat litter between her toes. She double checked the bottom step out of absentminded habit … Continue reading The Laundry Room
If you’re anything like me, I have a hard time writing if I can’t get a story’s hook correct. It will bother the daylights out of me, so that I write a sentence or two, then go back and try to edit the first line, which usually results in having to hit the backspace button … Continue reading A Look at Effective Novel Intros
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the idea of stashing away scraps of paper with ideas, plots and plot bunnies on them for a rainy day. And it’s a great idea, because our writer brains are always working and we don’t always have the time or the frame to use the things that … Continue reading Plot Bunny Exchange
The only bad thing about this list is that all of these are already taken. 😥 No seriously though, it's useful to read other writers' successes, even if they're only one-liners. Here's the full list, but here's a few of my favorites: "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -Emily … Continue reading 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature
She has a bookshelf for a heart, And ink runs through her veins, She'll write you into her story, With the typewriter in her brain, Her bookshelf's getting crowded, With all the stories that she's penned, Of the people who flicked through her pages, But closed the book before the end, And there's one pushed … Continue reading The Storyteller