If you haven't noticed, writers like to write about writing. It's only natural. The written word is our natural form of expression and mental processing so we write about our experiences with the craft and pursuit of our art. But writing about writing also serves to connect us to one another. We learn from the … Continue reading The Writer’s Library
Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.
You’ve probably heard that popular fiction is plot driven while literary fiction is character driven (driven being the key word because if a narrative isn’t advancing then what story are you even telling?). This is true. There is sit on the edge of your seat plot driven fiction, and there is sink back into … Continue reading Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.
See Like Your Heroes
"You don’t want to look like your heroes - you want to see like your heroes." -Austin Kleon Read. Extensively. Broadly. Deeply. That’s the first piece of advice given to writers. It’s tied with that other great piece of writing advice: write. But why do writers need to read? Usually this advice is dispensed in … Continue reading See Like Your Heroes
You Write What You Read
Why did you start writing? What pushed you to tell your story? We all have different journeys that have led us to discover writing and the part it plays in our lives. But if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that most (if not all) of our journeys into the writing life may be … Continue reading You Write What You Read
4 Tips to Get the Words Flowing
Every writer knows what its like to get stuck. We've all drummed our pens against the empty page or counted the blinks of the cursor against a blank screen. So when it's time to write but you're having trouble tapping into the creative mindset, what's a writer to do? Many times it's important to muscle … Continue reading 4 Tips to Get the Words Flowing