There are times when the thoughts and ideas that we want to write are right there in our mind’s eye, but when we sit down, the words don’t come. We’re not at a loss of what to write, instead we find it painstakingly difficult to get the brilliant concepts in our heads onto the paper. […]
All writers, myself included, need to learn to love our characters more. We need to implement this love into two aspects of our writing. Sponsored Link: pipes with thermostat—Leading the way in freeze protection. First, always remember what initially inspired you to start writing. What motivated you to pick up the proverbial pen to […]
The act of writing in and of itself is a monumental endeavor. I commend you for the words you have already written and the words you are going to write. To take ideas from your head and put them out onto the page, takes incredible passion and dedication. Well done! Sponsored Link: OmniView […]
8 Crucial Mistakes Authors Make When Launching an eBook by Daniela McVicker Writing and publishing an eBook could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to start your career as an author. Regardless of what style you’ve opted for and what the theme of your book actually is, launching an eBook isn’t […]
Sharpening Your Tools! Making The Writing Process Easier On You by Jay Donnelly Hate writing papers? Most of us do. It’s such a time-consuming practice that you can very much end up hating the writing process even before you have sat down to type a single letter, even if you find learning the […]
We all have times when our writing stagnates. We struggle to find the right words, and the words we do find are stilted and routine. When you find yourself amidst a writing day like this, sit back and enjoy music. I mean that quite literally. Lean back in your writing chair, turn on a song […]
We have a great announcement to make. 40 Tips on Creative Writing has been made into an audio book! It will be available next month. I realize that I’m a partial observer here, but the audio version is better than the written version. You have to get it. The narrator–Samara Naeymi from Brickshop Audio–did […]
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?