By Sabrina Berndt Although I am not a writer myself, I have plenty of friends and family members who do consider themselves writers. Sometimes they fall into a slump and don't know how to get past their writer's block. This is completely natural, but people tend to believe there's nothing they can do to help. Today … Continue reading How to Motivate and Help Other Writers
It’s that time of year again. Writers of all levels of experience have prepared their keyboards and notepads for a month of tough use. If you’re late to the party, that’s okay! There are still 24 days left of November, and though you may not make your goal of 50,000 words, this magical month is … Continue reading How to Keep On During NaNoWriMo
By Kerstin Wolf Pacing, plot, and voice all play a massive role in creating an unforgettable novel. Just as important as all of that though are the characters. If anything, I would argue that strong, relatable characters are the single most important part of a novel. Without interesting characters that readers can relate to, the … Continue reading Crafting Strong Characters
One of the biggest issues writers seem to face is writer’s block. Everything might be going great; words are just flowing through your fingertips and onto the screen (or paper, if that’s what you prefer), when suddenly your muse abandons you like the power in your house during a storm. What was once so clear … Continue reading What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write
With the advent of the Internet came the birth of scores of writing websites. Not only that, but online critique groups, discussion forums and informative blogs started popping up like freshly popped corn, too. And with them has come the full force of a very interactive writing community. Writers nowadays have easy access to many other … Continue reading Six Things To Consider Before Joining An Online Writer’s Group
Writing and Yoga go together something like hipsters and coffee, peanut butter and jelly, Saint Louis and the Cardinals, I could go on but I think you get the idea. We’ve all heard that yoga is good for the aspiring or established writer, but why? Yoga on the most basic level is just stretching and … Continue reading Yoga & Writing
There are some big questions in life that all writers must address: Commit to a daily word count or take it chapter by chapter? Scrivner or Word? Write at home or go to Starbucks? Write every day or write only when you’re inspired? Wake up early to write or be a night owl and write? Write only … Continue reading Plotter Or Pantser: Which Are You?