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)

Guest Post with Orange Blossom Publishing Coming Up!

I'm excited to announce that my guest post "Pros and Cons of Using Fiction Writing Platforms" will be published on the Orange Blossom Publishing blog soon! When it's put up, I'll be sure to include the link in my next post coming up this weekend. In the meantime, here is the website and the blog … Continue reading Guest Post with Orange Blossom Publishing Coming Up!

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

How the YA Audience Expanded Beyond Teenagers

Young Adult as a writing genre is still a fairly new idea in the literary world. One of the first major novels considered "YA" was most likely S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders, mainly because teenagers were the targeted audience, as well as what the story was about. Since then, YA has grown into probably one … Continue reading How the YA Audience Expanded Beyond Teenagers

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