Special thanks to Marcus Hernandez from the Boundless Tales blog for creating this awesome story based on my prompt! You can also check out his announcement here that offers for you to send in your own prompts for him to write. Special thanks to Emma Foster for submitting the prompt that inspired today’s piece.The Moon That … Continue reading The Moon That Remembered — Boundless Tales
Here's my guest post for A Writer's Path! Hope you enjoy. Here is the original link: https://ryanlanz.com/2022/05/14/3-tips-for-writing-when-overcome-by-writers-block/.
A Look Back at History Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the spirit of last week's post, I thought I would add to this series by looking at journals and magazines that look for historical fiction. At first glance, it might not seem like a lot, but many journals that look for genre fiction also … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)
Writing Speaks Louder than Words Photo by Ben Mack on Pexels.com What does it mean when writers find their voice, and how exactly do they go about that? This question was at the forefront of my mind all while I was applying to graduate creative writing programs, especially when writing personal statements. Grad schools want … Continue reading How Writers Can Find Their Voice
For Those Who Love a Good Scare Literary journals offer a wide range of opportunities for horror and its various forms, though it may not seem like it on the onset. But as it continues to grow in popularity and enter the mainstream, more journals are offering the option to submit different kinds of horror. … Continue reading Submit to These Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 7)
Like small presses, micropresses have a special place in the literary world. Micropresses might be operating on a smaller scale (usually with one or two writers), but that doesn't mean they don't hold value. They actually have roots in the small press, but the medium allows for new and experimental directions that publishers can take … Continue reading You Should Know about This: Micro Presses (Part 1)
When Maya Angelou spoke about her daily writing routines, she described how she rented a hotel downtown and arrived there at 6:30 in the morning. She would write, stay until about two in the afternoon, then go home and look over what she had written that morning. My question when I read that here was: … Continue reading What Do We Write When We Don’t Know What to Write?
Why Do We Do It? Dorothy Sayers is quoted as saying, "Man is never truly himself unless he is actively creating something," which says quite a bit. There's a lot that goes into writing. It's a craft that we're all constantly learning, but for some it goes beyond knowing how to write a proper sentence, … Continue reading Why Is Writing So Difficult?
As part of the new series I talked about a few weeks ago, I thought I would introduce some major writing blogs writers should know about. Some may be for finding resources, others are by a single author who give lots of great advice. Obviously, these are just a few major blogs you might see. … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (Part 1)
The Power of New Writers You finally sat down in front of your computer to write that book, or that post, or whatever it is you want to write, because you discovered your calling as a writer. You've come up with an idea. You made the conscious decision to become a writer. You are ready … Continue reading So You Decided to Become a Writer. Now What?