Please enjoy Ms. Weiland's latest article, readers: 6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals Quick. Tell me what your characters want. Maybe you have an immediate answer. Maybe your protagonist wants to save the world, survive, or live happily ever after. While those are all legit goals that have powered hundreds of good stories, … Continue reading Reposted: 6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals
Once again, I must leave you without a personal Vocational Vivications post, readers. Things are picking up behind the scenes here at Song, and I have yet to find the time to write an adequate article on this subject. Rest assured that this author is working on other articles as well as for your future entertainment. It's … Continue reading Reposted: You Are Doing Your Best
I am on hiatus from my Vocational Vivications post this week again, readers. Until I return, please enjoy this excellent post from K. M. Weiland: Sometimes I think everything I learned about life I learned from The Andy Griffith Show. For instance, in the episode “Andy Discovers America,” when Andy is incredulous about the new school teacher … Continue reading Reposted: 4 Challenges of Writing for a Modern Audience
Take a look at this fantastic article by Meg Dowell from Novelty Revisions, readers: Are Procrastinators Actually More Productive Writers? I have always been a chronic procrastinator. I submitted the application for my first writing internship — the one that would eventually lead to my first editing job — five minutes before the cutoff … Continue reading Reposted: Are Procrastinators Actually More Productive Writers?
Check out this great article by K. M. Weiland, readers: 5 Ways Writers (Try to) Fake Their Way to Good Storytelling Last week, I found a meme on Pinterest that showed someone dispensing two different soft drinks into the same cardboard cup. One of the drink buttons was labeled “Feeling stressed out when writing” … Continue reading Reposted: 5 Ways Writers (Try to) Fake Their Way to Good Storytelling
I am still on a posting hiatus, readers. Please enjoy Meg Dowell's article. Hopefully it will help you as much as it has helped me! Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game I am a completionist. Checklists are pretty much the only way I harness motivation to get things done. If going … Continue reading Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game
I am taking a break to handle some important items for a while. Though there will be more posts appearing here at Song, they are probably going to be a bit sporadic; two sets of serial postings can really wipe a writer out! Until I return with another personal post, enjoy Ms. Dowell's article linked below: … Continue reading Reposted: Hey Writers — You’re Allowed to Have Fun