Books Save Lives?

Seriously? That's a thing. Yes, this is a thing. Apparently, smart people working at Harvard have in fact studied the health benefits of expressive writing with surprising results. In fact, one such study found that students who wrote about trauma and traumatic events in their daily journal used less pain reliever than those who kept... Continue Reading →

When trolls attack…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com Sometimes it feels like writers specifically have to cross a troll bridge every day. Thing is...It takes a toll, and emotional one, on writers. It's become so commonplace you can google it now. The internet search engines are brimming with articles on how to deal with trolling if you're... Continue Reading →

Optimizing your optimism

Where do we go now? It's so hard to be optimistic these days, especially for us artsy types. We all have good days and bad days, but the most important thing you can do is capitalize on those good moments. You treasure that moment, and you fight for it. Some days it doesn't work, and... Continue Reading →

Why am I doing this again?

Simple ways to improve your writing. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We all start writing for different reasons, but we continue for the same reason. That reason: We want to be better. We want to tell a better story. Anyone who doesn't want that quits because it is hard. Brutal, in fact. No one stays... Continue Reading →

Skillshare.com - This is an internet classroom basically with experts in every field teaching classes for a subscription fee each month. The blogging and content writing classes have been invaluable. Fanfiction.net- Fan fiction is the perfect place to learn craft. It's also no pressure. You aren't world building unless you want to. You're just wading... Continue Reading →

The Liberated Writer

So much advice always. Photo by Prateek Katyal on Pexels.com I'm not here for that because half the time I'm as clueless as the next girl. What I do know is that writing only gets better with age and use? It's a skill that needs to be exercised. Dobby is a free elf! It's hard... Continue Reading →

Writing Voice Explained For Beginners

You're going to hear about voice a lot. It's this elusive thing that writer's think they will magically just develop, but it's not magic. Not at all. Literarydevices.net says this about voice: When a writer engages personally with a topic, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from... Continue Reading →

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