What They Don’t Tell ..

What they don’t tell you about writing is the massive chore it is, even for writers. Many times a week I sit down at my desk to write, but nothing […]

Posted November 28, 2012
Writing

The 4 “A”s of C..

Every writer understands the importance of creating believable characters. Story revolves around people–therefore, characters are arguably more important than plot. Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, memoir, or personal […]

Posted November 24, 2012
characters

The Importance of Daily Wri..

If you’ve ever been an athlete or have known any athletes, you know that they practice often in order to improve their strength, skill, and stamina. When game day comes […]

Posted November 12, 2012
Writing

The Beginner’s Guide ..

When I first started writing on a semi-regular basis, I wondered why I didn’t seem to be improving any. Eventually, I realized that if I wanted to get better, I […]

Posted September 30, 2012
Writing

How to Develop Stronger Cha..

In contemporary fiction, one of the greatest tendencies of the budding novelist is to develop characters that are flatter than the state of Florida. One-dimensional characters create boredom, prevent your […]

Posted September 28, 2012
characters




The Index Card Method

A little while ago, I introduced you to the Signpost Outline Method for plotting stories. This technique worked for me for a little while, but I’ve never been a fan […]

Posted August 25, 2012
Outlining

The Importance of Reading i..

The following content is taken from an article I wrote for Every College Girl called “How To… Find More Time to Read.” Reading is vital to the budding writer because […]

Posted August 24, 2012
Reading

The Signpost Outline Method

Photo by JMC Photos on Flickr Recently, I’ve been researching different outline methods in an effort to find one that works for me. I don’t use outlines as a general […]

Posted August 24, 2012
Outlining