Like many writers, I’ve known what I wanted to do since childhood, and I’ve always known I’d need a dayjob. … More
I wrote last week about getting a kitty because I missed having one.
Well, I just got some rough news about my old kitty.
If You’re Not Making Progress, Change Direction
I figured out why I wasn’t progressing the plot in my latest work-in-progress.
I was trying to write the wrong type of story!
In this post, I’ll be discussing what the types of stories are, and why the one I was trying to write didn’t work for this story.
(Also, a shout out to the inauguration.)
Spirits Abroad and At Home
At Spirits Abroad and At Home, we got to hear 3 writers from non-european descent talk about the different ways spirits are seen in their cultures. Comparing and contrasting between their cultures and the Western storytelling norms.
Stranger in a Strange Head: Imposter Syndrome
From the hobbyist, to the amateur, to the professional — most writers have suffered with imposter syndrome at least once.
Here are some triggers for writers, 21 things to try to fight it, and 4 quotes/mantras.
What techniques have you found effective?
You Don’t Have To Write Alone: NaNoWriMo, PitchWars, AuthorTube, and More
The stereotype of the writer is the heavy drinking — or maybe tea-drinking loner with dozens of cats for company. With a feel that truly great art — great writing — only comes from pain.
Well? I know that it depends on what you like to write, and what you like to read, and what brought you to where you are today. However, that stereotypical writer life doesn’t sound very healthy to me.
Be you an introvert, an extrovert, or something in-between, most of us thrive in supportive environments, that push us to achieve something greater.
In this day and age of the internet, supportive writing communities can be found everywhere.