Sometimes as you get older you find your interests changing. Maybe it happens that you don’t like the same decor, foods, or even… movies. Still, there are those certain things that will always hold a special place in your heart, and even as you get older you still enjoy them (maybe even more). Today we […]
by Andrea Lundgren I’ve discussed reading habits before and why you really want to read good books, but how, as a writer, you may have to read professionally some books you don’t enjoy. But today, I want to urge you to not forget the values of a bad book.
by Doug Lewars It’s easy isn’t it? You wrote it so naturally you remember it. Such is not always the case. I’m reminded of a book I wrote some years ago. It’s a fantasy and a woman is killed and moved into something I refer to as the Midworld. Anyway, not knowing her […]
by Meg Dowell Should you write today? YES!
by ARHuelsenbeck In the YouTube ad for her MasterClass, Joyce Carol Oates says, “The great enemy of writing isn’t your own lack of talent; it’s being interrupted by other people. Constant interruptions are the destruction of the imagination.” Yeah, that’s true, but if you’ve ever struggled to find a block of time to […]
by Doug Lewars SECOND WITCH. All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! – Macbeth – William Shakespeare – Act I Scene 3
by Ryan Lanz We’ve all felt it at one time or another. The story loses its shine and you’re left with a half-completed story. Why does this happen, and how do you continue? For a lot of writers, this is the mid-point of the story, but truly, it can happen at any point. […]
by Ashlee McNicol Being a writer is no easy feat. You stay up late, wake up early, and repeat. You spend hours and hours creating fantasy worlds with characters that you love like your family, watching them experience miracles just as easily as pain, and grow like your own kids.
by Rafal Reyzer You’ve heard that to become proficient at any specialized skill, you need at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. This view has been popularized by Malcolm Gladwell through his book The Outliers. The 10k rule has since been debunked, and we intuitively know that improvement doesn’t take so long. However, […]
by Lauren Sapala One of the first things a writer learns is about the power—and the challenge—of the rewrite. For those writers who assume that everything Ernest Hemingway wrote flowed perfectly out of his pen on the very first try, the illusion is shattered. The more experience a writer gains, the more they […]