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?
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.
You might think that writing your first novel is as easy as sitting down at your desk and simply getting on with it. While that is largely true, you will also find that you will need some other important items to help you get through all that work.
You will really benefit from investing in a few handy items and some useful equipment that can make the whole writing process a lot easier for you. We’ve compiled this handy list to help you out. If you are an aspiring author, you could really do with the following items.
14. Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.
15. If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.
16. What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens…