People are starting to avoid dystopians like they are the new literary plague. Why is that?
Category: The Art of the Craft
These posts are designed to pass along lessons in writing and editing to the next generation as well as be a source of inspiration when writers have hit the wall.
How to survive NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins today! A demanding feat only attempted by the most ambitious writers, NaNoWriMo challenges novelists to write an entire book (50,000 words) during the month of November.
Failing Better: aka, Handling Rejection
As a career writer, failure and rejection will happen. The key is understanding how to turn that rejection into motivation and a learning experience.
A Case for Clichés
It’s practically one of the ten commandments of writing: don’t use clichés.
But perhaps clichés do have some place in our writing …
When Less is More
A complete story, full of characters, conflicts, description, and emotion—could you write it in one hundred words?
We’ve all been there. You sit down to start writing, editing or finishing a very important assignment and bam! Your mind fills with inclinations to do a million little other things instead.