Reposted: 6 Tips for Writing Grief Realistically

Take a look at this fascinating piece, readers: 6 Tips for Writing Grief Realistically By Rachel Evans   “The hero sobbed piteously over the corpse of her mentor, swearing to avenge him. After an hour of weeping, she wiped her eyes and returned to saving the world, setting her sadness aside until needed again at … Continue reading Reposted: 6 Tips for Writing Grief Realistically

Reposted: Flawed  Characters – Part 1 (incomplete)

Enjoy this great piece by Nate Winchester, readers: Flawed  Characters - Part 1 (incomplete) Sometimes I think this stuff must be obvious. But then I watch some TV show or movie… I’ll admit that writers can be a bit too in love with our own cleverness. We certainly love to construct a sentence with more … Continue reading Reposted: Flawed  Characters – Part 1 (incomplete)

Reposted: How to Write When Suffering Kills Your Creativity

Check out this piece by R.J. Shuffler, readers: How to Write When Suffering Kills Your Creativity Beginning in March, my life became a long string of upheaval, including a global pandemic, a personal spiritual crisis, and a family death. I couldn’t write—nor did I want to, which deeply troubled me.  Writers don’t live in a vacuum. We … Continue reading Reposted: How to Write When Suffering Kills Your Creativity

On Theme – What It Is, and How It Affects Your Fiction

For most beginning writers, theme does not seem to be a particularly important part of the writing process. Some probably believe it just occurs organically. While that can and does happen, it is usually a rare occurrence. Though every storyteller has experienced it, this is not a reliable method to rely on for adding a … Continue reading On Theme – What It Is, and How It Affects Your Fiction

Resposted: How to Keep Writing Toward Your Goal Even If You Know You Won’t Reach It

Check out this great post from Meg Dowell over at Novelty Revisions: How to Keep Writing Toward Your Goal Even If You Know You Won't Reach It At the beginning of 2019, I set a really big writing goal. I mean BIG. And the strangest part about it is that the closer I get to … Continue reading Resposted: How to Keep Writing Toward Your Goal Even If You Know You Won’t Reach It