We all know about tropes. They pop up in any form of writing, and often a hallmark of good writing is a writer's ability to tackle tropes, whether by exceeding the reader's expectations with them or subverting them altogether. Obviously, no genre is immune to any of these, but different tropes appear depending on what … Continue reading Science Fiction Tropes to Subvert
With all the craziness going on this week (and an awesome interview with E. J. Robison) here's a shorter post dedicated to a bunch of writing contests coming up. Writing contests offer writers the opportunity to advance their careers through the promotion of their work if they place. They also receive a lot of benefits … Continue reading Upcoming Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Contests
Hello everyone! Here's another interview for the Foster Your Writing blog. This week's interview is with E. J. Robison, a freelancer, blog writer, and science fiction/fantasy author. Read more below! 1) What does writing mean to you? What do you think the purpose of writing is? Ah, starting off with the most difficult questions, I … Continue reading Interview with E. J. Robison
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!
A few weeks I returned from school, having just learned more about creative nonfiction. At first, creative nonfiction seemed boring. I wanted to be creative! Additionally, what makes talking about my life or someone else's something creative? And what does creative nonfiction even mean? Creative nonfiction, in itself, makes up a lot of types of … Continue reading Creative Nonfiction Types and Writing Tips
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
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
As summer approaches (and my last module in my master's degree!), I started looking for writing residencies. If you're unfamiliar, writing residencies and retreats work to enhance your writing skills and help you learn and network with other writing professionals. Writing residencies look great on a resume as well! So while researching, I found a … Continue reading Writing Residencies to Apply for This Summer
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
This is a HUGE deal! I was recently preparing for another post when I realized that this would be the ONE HUNDREDTH post for this blog. It'll be two years this August since I started writing on here, and since then it's grown quite a bit. To celebrate, here are a bunch of past posts … Continue reading The 100th Post of Foster Your Writing!