Recently I had a web-based conversation with a journaling coach. I was able to ask questions about journaling and learn more about the art. This is that conversation. What is journaling? Has it been around long? Journaling is the act … Continue reading A conversation with a journaling coach
Does stretching your writing skills while also building the community around your writing sound good? If so, this post is for you. One of the things we have started to do at the Thanet Creative Writers’ Night is to challenge … Continue reading The writing challenge and platform builder
One of the things I have been exploring lately is ramping up my descriptions. Especially when setting a scene. While I am far from an expert in this regard, I would like to share what I have learned so far … Continue reading The Power of Visual Descriptions
For reasons I am going to explain, today we take a dive into tenses and narrative viewpoints. I recently asked in our Facebook group for topic ideas to write about. One of the requests was for an article about tenses … Continue reading The use of tenses and narrative viewpoints
Most writers use a word processor to type up or write directly. Here are some tips to work smarter not harder. This guide will attempt to help you spend more time writing and less time formatting. Use block styles Generally, … Continue reading Make your Word Processor work harder
Today we are going to take a deep look into the question, is it hard to become a writer? No. All you do is think up words and write them down. You are now a writer. Is it hard to … Continue reading Is it hard to become a writer?
Recently we have been talking about how you value your writing. This discussion has mostly been in our Facebook group but I recently put the question out on twitter too. Opinions on valuing your writing Opinion seems to be split … Continue reading Do you actually value your writing?
It might seem like a crazy idea but have you ever stopped to consider the benefits of writing a business plan for you as a writer? Let’s go through the steps of creating a business plan to see how they … Continue reading Writing a business plan for your writing
Today I’d like to challenge you to get to know your own character better – by writing a letter from them to you. In your letter, have your character explain what they hope their outcome will be. Are they keen … Continue reading Writing a letter from your main character
One of the worst pieces of advice I have ever received was this – write what you know. Balderdash! How would fantasy, science fiction, and alternative histories get written if people stuck only to the things they knew? The better … Continue reading You start with what you know; not stick to it
The number of times I see requests for alternatives to “said” in forums, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was something wrong with the word. It is easy to see where the idea that using said “too much” is bad … Continue reading Is “said” really so bad?
I am pleased to announce our new tool for writers called Words Counted. Words Counted allows you to see which words you use most frequently within your writing. It will show you your top ten most commonly used words, ten … Continue reading Our new Words Counted tool for writers