Oh, the woe of staring at an empty screen, the cursor blinking incessantly, and as the minutes tick, your inspiration inches off into a corner to sulk. Years of teaching writing to thousands of students has given me the opportunity to offer people a real solution that works: freewriting.
Creating great art isn’t something that can be taught. It’s more of an experience that bubbles up from the unconscious, sometimes effortlessly. But what state of mind are great writers in when they do their best work? How is it that they can create such remarkable works that captivate their audiences?
by Saqib Aslam Academic writing is a very important skill to have at any stage in your career as a student. That said, not everyone feels confident and comfortable with this type of writing. If you’re a student who is concerned about your academic writing abilities, you don’t need to assume this will be […]
If you’re a writer, you know that pain of writer’s block. Sometimes you know what you want to write about, but the right words won’t come. On other occasions, you have no idea where to start. If you need some inspiration, there are lots of fun ways to get your imagination going. See […]
Storytellers have been following the same themes for centuries. Here are five steps that will give you an insight into the methods that have kept audiences coming back for more, generation after generation.
When you first start writing you’re going to suck, and so it’s kind of good to keep it to yourself until maybe you don’t suck as much.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “2018 Sticky Books” All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr This is the best novel I’ve read in a long time. That’s not to say I haven’t read many good novels over the last few years. All the Light We Cannot See is […]
Writing your very first story is an incredible rush of adrenaline for the mind. You’re so exuberant and full of energy, you twist and you turn in your mind, trying to keep up with yourself. Creative writing is one of the most beautiful things that humanity has ever done. So why should we not pass on this talent and gift to the next generation?
“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”