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 →

Should writers choose controversy?

J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Salmon Rushdie; All have criticized the current occupant of the White House broadly, mostly on Twitter. However, it's not fair to say, I think, that it's the only place they condemn the policies of the Trump administration. It's just the most widely distributed because- let's face it- more of us read... 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 →

Wellness tips for writers

Overcoming the Sedentary Lifestyle For an eyeopening experience, every writer should read this article from Hopkin's Medicine detailing how a sedentary lifestyle can destroy your heart health. They call it "Sitting Disease", and writers are particularly at risk. I recommend everybody track their steps, with a fitness tracker, your phone or a simple pedometer. We... 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 →

Soldiering up Science Fiction

Getting the voice right is difficult if you've never worn a uniform, but it's not impossible. In sci-fi, you have wiggle room that you don't have in most genres because your military is what you say it is. To Army or not to Army The first decision you have to make is whether you use... Continue Reading →

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