The easiest ways to finish a novel is to mind the message you really want to give. Here are four questions that will help you find out about yourself, your novel, and what you really want to say.Read More
So what makes a good writer? Someone in touch with themselves. Someone who can take one tiny aspect of their personality and raise up a character to embody it. So when you write, focus on connection. Connect to yourself first, then your character, and the character will connect to the reader. The character’s story will be their own, but the message they give can be the truth you’ve learned. In the end, that’s all writing is. It’s that simple – and it’s that hard.Read More
The Act Like a Writer Drafting Journal will help you:
Meet your characters, using special tecniques to really understand how to get into their head
Imagine and create your locations so you know which details are important to your story
Define the goals of every chapter, so that you know what you’re going to write and why it’s important to your plot
Tally up your progress with a flexible system. You choose to track words, minutes, pages, or even days.
Chronical your writing sessions so that you can catch patterns and learn how to master writing
Remember the names of all those characters you keep forgetting
This will be the easiest book you’ve ever drafted. You’re welcome.
As an actor, you may be working with another actor that you barely know and have no shared history. As a writer, you may be drafting a scene with two characters whose intertwining backstories you have not explored in depth. So how do you create the chemistry needed to give the characters realistic reactions — especially in a scene that should portray the complex emotions of a pre-existing history but doesn’t?Read More
Welcome to the Writer’s Habit Challenge! Here is the page for you to declare your goal, update your progress, and get a bit of the writer limelight by being featured on this page.Read More
Location is more than the setting for a novel’s scene. It is a tool to clue the reader in on the personalities, feelings, and atmosphere in your story. Here’s how to write better description by treating your story’s location as a film set.Read More
I decided to write every single day for a month. Here is what I learned on Day One of building my new writer’s habit.Read More