As the holidays approach, I realized just how busy it's going to be in the next couple weeks for everyone. I may or may not be able to post next Saturday, so in the meantime, I thought I would take the time to create a little list of some science fiction and fantasy literary journals … Continue reading Submissions: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Journals
I probably should have posted this last week but anyway. While I was back at Cambridge, one of the lectures I attended was focused on worldbuilding and how to build fictional worlds in any genre. The guest lecturer, Natasha Pulley, introduced a ton of great concepts that I want to share with you now that … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (ft. Natasha Pulley)
I recently reposted one of my earlier posts from this blog "Here's Why Writers Shouldn't Aim for Hundreds of Rejections" on both Hubpages and Medium, and the post has since been moved to the Hubpages networking site Owlcation! You can find the original post here, and the new post on Owlcation here. Thanks to Pooja … Continue reading Post Up at Owlcation!
From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter
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
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
Photo by Padli Pradana on Pexels.com Instead of a regular post for this week, be on the look for my guest post "The Art of Becoming a Good Writer" on the Live, Write, Thrive blog on Monday the 30th! In this post, I talk a lot about what good writers do even when they face … Continue reading Upcoming Announcement for Monday May 30th
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?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I think that there's something we can all agree on: building a writing reputation is tough. In the Literary World, there's all sorts of obstacles you have to jump through as you barrel your way up through the hierarchy. Even the way you have to write your bio nowadays sounds … Continue reading Reputation Builders for Writers