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 Pick up a Pen

Take a look at this interesting article by J.D. Cowan, readers: How to Pick up a Pen "I'm not an author, I'm a writer, that's all I am. Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney." ~ Mickey Spillane It's been awhile, so let us … Continue reading Reposted: How to Pick up a Pen

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