When I was eleven, I sat down at our family computer armed with nothing but an empty document in front of me and not a single outlined sentence to be seen, determined to begin (and eventually complete) my very first full-length, 50,000+ word novel. And I did it! The finished first draft was officially 50,026 … Continue reading 3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
Running out of motivation halfway through a novel, short story, or any writing project is extremely common! I've seen many ambitious young writers start a novel, stoked to write and motivated to draft the entire thing. Then, partway through, all of that drive seems to die away and get lost in the dull words and … Continue reading Can’t Stay Motivated With Your Writing Project? Try This!
Hello hello! Writing the first draft of a novel is quite difficult. Completing a full draft is even harder! In my time talking to other writers through online communities and other places, it seems that a very common problem new writers have is struggling to complete that first draft of a story idea. Perhaps they … Continue reading How to Complete Your First Draft (and Fast!)
I think most of every writer reading this can agree that editing is not the most fun part of writing a novel, book, article, poem, etc. Now, I know that some people love editing, and to everyone who is like that...congratulations. I am not like that, and I don't really like editing. I've warmed up … Continue reading A Very Cool Editing Technique for Writers!
Editing. Just editing. Lately I’ve been editing my first novel, A Silence in the Shadows. How fun! Actually no, I’m being sarcastic. Editing is just the worst. I hate it. It is by far my least favorite thing about writing. So today I’m going to share some tips that I have found helpful for when … Continue reading Editing. Just Editing.
When you another writing friend who wants you to give them feedback on their story, be it on a writing community or an actual friend, you'll want to know how to give good feedback and not discourage the person when you give them your corrections. It can hinder their productivity and make them not feel … Continue reading Giving Feedback That Doesn’t Hurt (Too Much)