Oulipo: A New Kind of Poetry

After getting back from a grad school session, I wanted to share a new type of poetry I just learned about with you. It's called Oulipo poetry, sometimes styled as OuLiPo because it stands for Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle (Workshop for Potential Literature), according to The Poetry Foundation. During my session, I had the chance … Continue reading Oulipo: A New Kind of Poetry

3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas

If you ever feel overwhelmed with the thought of meeting the right people and sending in your manuscript for publishing, it's good to know what right mindsets to get in as you prepare to make the big leap. Check out this post from Susan De Freitas about what makes a writer a force to be … Continue reading 3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas

Weaving Flashbacks Seamlessly into Story – Tiffany Yates Martin

Originally appearing on the Jane Friedman blog as a guest post, this piece gives a comprehensive explanation of how to incorporate flashbacks into a piece to develop backstory. Enjoy reading! Weaving Flashbacks Seamlessly into Story - Tiffany Yates Martin Credit: Jane Friedman blog. Find out more here

Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)

No matter what type of world you're creating for a story in mind, whether it be an alternate history or an epic high fantasy or the Next Great American Novel, you have to incorporate at least some aspects of worldbuilding. Even genres such as literary fiction require a distinct setting and characteristics, and careful outlining … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)

What to Do When You Lose Your Passion for Your Work in Progress

Let's be honest, we can't all be William Faulkner, or any other writer who writes classic novels within just a few weeks (possibly) or months. Sometimes creating a cohesive, well-written body of work takes years, even decades. It's a huge undertaking, and it requires a lot of time, effort, writing techniques you've learned and practiced, … Continue reading What to Do When You Lose Your Passion for Your Work in Progress

Bookmarked Adventures: Free SF/F Writing Con! – BookmarkedOne

I recently read this post about the LTUE sci-fi/fantasy writing contest coming up THIS Saturday. It is completely FREE to register on their Discord server, and the registration information is available in the post below. Enjoy reading! Bookmarked Adventures: Free SF/F Writing Con! Credit: BookmarkedOne. Find out more here.

How to Fight Back against Imposter Syndrome as a Writer

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

Challenges Writers Face and How to Fight Back

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

Here’s Why Writers Shouldn’t Aim for Hundreds of Rejections

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

How to Write a Good Short Story

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