Suppose you hit a huge milestone with your writing. You finally got the publishing deal that you have been working on for years. You finally completed a manuscript and are now ready to start editing. You're proud of yourself, but then the unpleasant thoughts start to creep in. The usual feelings of self-doubt return, of … Continue reading How to Fight Back against Imposter Syndrome as a Writer
Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce two short pieces have been put up at Sour Cherry Mag. The two pieces are called "We Will Always Be Monsters" and "Made of Bones." You can find them here. Also, if you want to know more about submitting to Sour Cherry Mag, you can find their guidelines here. … Continue reading Pieces Up at Sour Cherry Mag!
A while back I talked about mathematics and how it can be used in fiction. The idea was that there's more to math fiction than putting in formulas and just generally having the presence of mathematics in a story. Mathematics as a field can work in fiction by being used creatively in your worldbuilding while … Continue reading Is Mathematical Fiction Just Hard Sci-Fi?
For those interesting in worldbuilding, especially fantasy and science fiction, check out this post I recently read by Philip Athens for the Fantasy Author's Handbook here. Enjoy! https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2022/06/28/%ef%bf%bcfantasy-and-science-fiction-as-invented-history/ Credit: Philip Athens. Find out more here.
Writers live a hard life. We all might be learning similar skills and be working toward similar goals, but no one is really doing exactly what you're doing in the long run. Every path and every writer is different. But writing is a lonely life, even if we have a community of writers around us, … Continue reading Challenges Writers Face and How to Fight Back
A Writing Goal. Or Is It? Writers deal with rejection. It's happened to the best of us, and it's just a part of being a writer. You might have read an article or two about rejection like how to deal with it, the right mindset to have, famous authors who overcame rejection, etc. But there's … Continue reading Here’s Why Writers Shouldn’t Aim for Hundreds of Rejections
I'm pleased to announce that on July 23rd, I will be hosting a poetry workshop LIVE on Zoom for anyone who is interested in joining! The topic of the workshop is PROSE POEMS, so for anyone who might be wondering what exactly a prose poem is, or you're interested in writing your own, check it … Continue reading Join Me for a Poetry Workshop with The Aurora Journal!
Writing Mistakes, Writing Techniques, and Making Your Words Count Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Novels and short stories both require similar techniques: strong character development, clean, concise prose that keeps readers engaged, strong plot, and more. But if you've gotten some practice with novel writing and want to take a crack at short story writing, … Continue reading How to Write a Good Short Story
I recently read this post by K. M. Allen, and I wanted to share it with you all. This offers great advice for when you're overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt as a writer and all your work seems to be for nothing. Enjoy! https://kmallan.com/2022/04/22/3-essential-reminders-for-when-you-think-your-manuscript-sucks/ Credit: K. M. Allen. Find out more here.
Photo by Hasan Albari on Pexels.com Hello! These past few weeks have been a little crazy, but a lot has changed on here that I'm excited to share with you. You might have seen the overall layout change drastically (maybe even twice), but that's all to make it easier for you to access old and … Continue reading New and Improved!