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Making Time to Write

So I read this blog post from author Gareth L. Powell last week.


And I agreed with everything he said – so I decided to share it with you guys. 179 more words


Writing: On the Spot Inspiration

Where does writing inspiration come from?

I suppose every writer would answer this in different ways. I love what I call “on the spot” inspiration, when an idea suddenly strikes me out of the blue and it is seemingly unconnected with anything else I had been previously thinking. 312 more words

Writing Process

Journaling and Writing are Soul Mates

Journaling and Writing are Soul Mates

by Mari L. McCarthy

I am a journal writing therapist. I believe passionately in the power of daily pen-to-the-page journaling to heal, grow, and become the person we were meant to be.  611 more words

Writing Techniques

Birthing your storytellers

Character creation is a basic essential for writing a story. This can also be a challenging thing for writers, especially beginners. It’s hard to explain how to give your characters more depth. 571 more words


Hard Choices Create Strong Conflict in Novels

In every novel the choices characters must make lead to conflict. The more complex the choice or its ramifications, the greater the conflict. Consider some of these difficult choices. 285 more words

Writing Tips

Secondary characters as secret stars

When I was still doing a lot of theatre, generally from the vantage point of the chorus or as a minor lead, I always got the same assignment from the director. 1,274 more words

Free Writing

Novel Writing Techniques - Point of View

Recently I have been once again considering the thorny issue of point of view in writing fiction. There are many decisions to be made when choosing a point of view for a novel. 419 more words