When Maya Angelou spoke about her daily writing routines, she described how she rented a hotel downtown and arrived there at 6:30 in the morning. She would write, stay until about two in the afternoon, then go home and look over what she had written that morning. My question when I read that here was: […]3 … Continue reading Reblog: 3 Tips For Writing When Overcome By Writer’s Block by A Writer’s Path
Photo by Narupon Promvichai on Unsplash Hi SEers. John here with you today. I’m going to further discuss the idea of giving characters life with …Showing – Not Telling Emotions Writers, we’ve all heard of the “show don’t tell” rule more times than we can count. We may think it’s overstated. We may get … Continue reading Reblog: Showing – Not Telling Emotions by John W. Howell
This has been a wild year so far. I can't believe it's already May! So much has happened. I've tried some different things with my blog, written lots of new stories, and started on many new journeys. But...nothing I planned has quite worked out the way I thought it would. In a sense, it's been … Continue reading What if my New Year’s resolutions aren’t working out?
Happy Monday, and welcome to a new category of posts I'm trying out! I've been thinking a lot recently about how I can do more to help all of you writers out there - and what better way than to post encouragement and motivation at the start of the week? Today I'm talking about a … Continue reading A writer’s worst fear: “What if I run out of ideas?”
If you weren't a homebody before the pandemic, chances are you're probably one now. Personally, I've always loved being at home, which is very much connected to the fact that I'm an introvert. At home, I can just be in my quiet little bubble. Everything is familiar and safe, and I have few worries. I … Continue reading Get out of the house. Seriously.
We all know that little voice, the one that interrupts us while we're in the middle of a perfectly good scene (thank you very much) and whispers, "This is complete rubbish. What are you doing? You can't finish this, and no one would want to read it even if you did! Who do you think … Continue reading How to Battle Imposter Syndrome
You're a fiction writer. You love words and you love creating stories, building new worlds, and imagining fantastic characters. You do it just for fun because it's something you enjoy. What if you could make money doing what you love most? I'm not talking about copywriting, submitting your work for awards or magazines, or selling … Continue reading Fiction Writers Can Freelance Too!
If you're a writer and you don't follow Reedsy, what are you doing? Seriously, Reedsy is an incredible resource. It's kind of hard to define exactly what it is because it's pretty much everything a writer needs! Their blog talks about everything writing-related, from how to come up with a story idea to where and … Continue reading Writing a Novel in 3 Months – Is It Crazy?