How many more times must you slog your way through those 345 pages you just penned to perfection? Some say three. Ernest Hemingway says 39. Although this post may not provide a clear-cut answer, it does offer another approach.
Though we writers may not think about it, we create a certain atmosphere for ourselves when we sit down to write. It’s a mood we set to get our creative juices flowing, and here are some ways I achieve this writing rhythm.
As writers, sitting at a computer and typing a story feels as second-nature as breathing. But what about spilling our darkest demons on the page? Writing with vulnerability can be difficult, but in my experience, it’s always worth it. Here are four reasons you should get vulnerable with your words.
Pantsers are the type of writers who thrust themselves behind a screen and begin typing—without an outline! But if famous authors such as Stephen King and George R.R. Martin deem themselves to be pantsers, some pros must exist for this daring group.
I want to live the entire story in my head, beginning to end. I want to have experienced it in full before anyone else does. To do this, I construct a soundtrack.
Being a writer requires a lot of patience. It can take months to hear back on a submission, and sometimes you may never hear back at all. How do you stop yourself from fretting constantly over your precious manuscript sitting at a publishing house?