Tag: writing tips

6 Methods of Self Care for Writers

Take Time Off Main Projects If there’s anything that can help a writer, it’s taking a break from your WIP. You may want to wait until you finish a first or second draft to do this. Another great time to pause your writing is… Continue Reading “6 Methods of Self Care for Writers”

5 Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

So in my quest for finding work in LA, I began to look into freelance writing and ghostwriting. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and though I love fiction writing, any writing feels “right” to me. Like many accountants love balancing checkbooks,… Continue Reading “5 Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers”

Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Writing Prompts To Improve Your Writing

1. Keeps You Writing Consistently You may be at the beginning stages of a novel or in the editing phase. The great thing about writing prompts is they keep you writing, no matter what stage you’re at. All writers must practice their craft in… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Writing Prompts To Improve Your Writing”

Writing Tips: Overusing Figurative Language In Fantasy Writing

I’ve been trudging through the book The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid, a Fantasy children’s chapter book. So far it’s about a kid named Will who lives in a world where a lot of people, including his twin sister, are being kidnapped without… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Overusing Figurative Language In Fantasy Writing”

Writing Tips: Why You Should Write Down Your Dreams

After a night of crazy dreams, I wrote them in my journal and thought, Wow, this would be a really great story. This isn’t the first time I’ve had this thought, and it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve used my dreams and nightmares… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Write Down Your Dreams”

Writing Tips: 5 Tips For Writing a First Draft

1. Keep Moving Forward (Don’t Edit Prematurely) The number one reason I hear when people talk about why they can’t write is, “I just can’t finish because I keep going back to edit what I’ve written.” Editing your book before finishing a full draft… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 5 Tips For Writing a First Draft”

Writing Tips: 23 Questions For Character Building

Character building is more than just appearances. Here are a list of 23 questions to ask for every character you’re writing — for any genre. As well as some examples to help get your thought process flowing. 1. What Is Their Earliest Memory? with… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 23 Questions For Character Building”

Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Ugly Character Descriptions

I recently read the lines, “she bit her cinnamon raisin toast with her large front teeth” from The Magicians by Lev Grossman. How visual! How simple! And yet I could picture the scene as both repulsive and annoying. This got me thinking. What if… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: Why You Should Use Ugly Character Descriptions”

Writing Tips: 3 Reasons You Should End Your Book Series

Maybe you’ve written just a single novel, and you consider that the ending leads to possible sequels. Maybe you’ve written multiple books in the same series and consider that you could continue writing about these characters forever. Maybe you’ve developed a fan-base and think… Continue Reading “Writing Tips: 3 Reasons You Should End Your Book Series”