Learn to Write from the Literary Greats

November 8, 2020 0 Comments

While books on writing have a lot to say about the writing process, many valuable skills and strategies can be learned by studying the work — as well as the lives — of writers you admire. Writing fiction is a complex process: it requires a suitably nuanced course of study. In the same way, the …

3 Tips to Write Faster

November 7, 2020 0 Comments

If writing is rewriting (and it is), then the faster you can get the words down, the sooner you’ll have something worth publishing. Some people turn to software, others find it easier to use techniques. Either way, here are some tools, tips and techniques to help accelerate your writing. 1. Silence Your Inner Critic If …

Why Conflict Matters in the Plot

November 7, 2020 0 Comments

We’ve said it more than one place on this site: conflict is the basis of plot. Without conflict, there’s no story to tell because there would be no change or growth. Robert Olen Butler puts it in terms of yearning: “Desire is the driving force behind plot. the character yearns, the character does something in …

A Writing Space of One’s Own

November 7, 2020 0 Comments

Ideally we’d all enjoy Virginia Woolf’s proverbial room of one’s own, with a door to close to ensure uninterrupted writing time. However, for many of us, this just isn’t an option. But a lack of writing space should never keep you from writing. With a little determination and some creativity, you’ll always find some way …

Finding a Writing Class That Work for You

November 7, 2020 0 Comments

A writing class is one of the best ways to find a writing community, but how do you find a class and a teacher you know will be worthwhile? The tips below will help you begin your search. 1. Decide what you want from a writing class. Spend some time thinking about what kind of …

The Key to Writing Better Action Scenes

November 7, 2020 0 Comments

Question: How Do I Write Better Action Scenes?How can I write something that’s really intense & make it seem right? I have a lot of action scenes in my head that I play out when I’m working on my story, yet when I go to write them, I never seem to get it written how …

The Lit Crit Guy

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

New books, new adventures, let us seem how far down the rabbit hole we do go.

Hello world!

October 13, 2020 0 Comments

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!