Day: December 6, 2018

Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions​ Mornin’ friends! Messed-up endings can leave a massive stain on an otherwise glorious story. No matter what epicness went down in the chapters before, a bad conclusion will leave a negative impression on readers that …

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How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care Hey friends! Info dumps are gonna happen. It’s just a fact. But is extra exposition inherently bad? Info dumps have gained a lot of heat over the years, but I …

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Beginning Fail #1: Passive Characters

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Beginning Fail #1: Passive Characters Hey friends!  Today I’m starting a new series. In these articles, we’ll be discussing…  *pause for dramatic effect*  …beginning fails! And how to avoid them, of course. 🙂   To start off strong, we’ll be addressing the …

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Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Back

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Back Sometimes it seems like we’ll never accomplish our dreams as writers. It feels like that draft will never be finished, we’ll never fix our biggest writing mistake, and we’ll never write as well as the authors …

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Five Free Resources to Help You Survive the Brainstorming Process

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Five Free Resources to Help You Survive the Brainstorming Process Free resources are fantastic for boosting your creative juices while making friends with your wallet. Here is a list of five epic resources I’ve tested out to help you brainstorm. #1. Trello …

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Don’t Let Writing Be Your Identity

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Don’t Let Writing Be Your Identity Fiction writers are extraordinary people. They slave away at their craft, earning their talent through years of hard work and endless dedication. They pour emotion and soul into their manuscripts. Their stories naturally become a …

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Ten Small Things I’m Grateful For as a Writer

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Ten Small Things I’m Grateful for as a Writer Hey friends! Sometimes it’s the little things we don’t notice that make all the difference. It’s not often we realize how comforting that crack in our favorite coffee mug is, or how …

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You Know You’re a Fiction Writer (#3)

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact You Know You’re a Fiction Writer… (#3)​ You know you’re a fiction writer… When you get excited over storycraft books, When being alone in a library makes you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven, When you keep people-watching notes …

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