Hello everyone! I want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving this week. Also, check out an awesome reblog from the A Writer's Path blog below! This article was written by Daniella Levy. Here, she describes five major steps you can take when you receive criticism. First, writers (and readers!) need to understand what … Continue reading Reblog and Happy Thanksgiving!
In the spirit of adding more resources to this site, I recently read this post by E. J. Robison (who now calls her site The Story Canvas!) about writing conferences. It seems that writing conferences always come with a hefty price tag. But there are conferences out there for free! Some of these include: 1) … Continue reading Reblog: Writing Conferences from The Story Canvas!
Today is the last Saturday before heading out West, so my thought was to do something a little different with a reblog post. I recently discovered author Bryn Donovan, who has written several books for helping writers. I've been reading Bryn Donovan's website for some time now because of her awesome articles on writing well. … Continue reading Reblog: The Bryn Donovan Collection
Stories have endless possibilities, but when it comes to plot, we rely on several basic formulas. That's definitely not a bad thing, but a big pitfall for any budding writer is relying too much on tropes, clichés, and what's already been done. When you sit down to write your story ask yourself: 1) Does my … Continue reading Reblog: Story plots: 7 Tips to be More Original – NowNovel
Having trouble with worldbuilding? Kathryn at The Writer's Path discusses how to narrow down your worldbuilding by getting into the specifics. This includes not only the where with the geography you establish, but also the timing of the world around your characters. This attention to detail means a lot in the long run because it … Continue reading Reblog: 5 Tips for Better Worldbuilding
Hello everyone! As this Wednesday happens to fall on the last day of the month, here's the latest writing update I have on the growing list of projects! Also, here's another reblog by K. M. Allan. Writing Update: I've had a ton of writing projects going on (see my latest post about mental health), and … Continue reading Reblog and Writing Update!
In the spirit of the article I just wrote about writing and mental health, here's an awesome article about setting up smart and sustainable writing goals for yourself without making it too easy or too difficult. Learn how not to overwhelm yourself or keep yourself stagnant so that you can keep making progress with your … Continue reading Reblog: Why You Need Realistic Writing Expectations- Andrea Lundgren
Hello everyone! The jetlag is gone and I'm heading back to work. Besides a couple of updates today, I'm including another reblog by April Davila from the Jane Friedman blog! This past week at Cambridge our module was based on all things CREATIVE NONFICTION, including biography, memoir, and autofiction. I'll be honest, nonfiction has never … Continue reading I’m Back! Plus A Reblog for the Week!
A while back I wrote a post about dual timelines and how multiple characters exist within one narrative but at separate times. I thought I would expand on that with this awesome article by K. M. Weiland! This article delves into the types of story structures that feature more than one protagonist and how they … Continue reading Reblog: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters? – K. M. Weiland
Looking for more resources for worldbuilding? I always am! This source starts off with a great explanation of what worldbuilding is, then goes through the facets of culture for creating a world of your own. This article offers both examples and templates to help get you started as well, so you can learn from past … Continue reading Reblog: 15 Worldbuilding Tips for Writers – Dave Chesson