Tags » Great Writers

Overcoming the Fear of Judgement as a Writer

I write a couple of sentences and then delete them just as fast. They were horrible. No one will ever want to read this garbage. Why do I even bother trying to write? 608 more words

Freelance Writer

How to Become a Better Writer

I could’ve easily titled this article, “How to Become a Great Writer”, however, being a great writer isn’t really relevant. And, you know, as well as I do, you need to walk before you can run. 927 more words

Writing

More Therapy

One of my health problem is insomnia, especially when I have a lot on my mind.

I think I will get some sleep, maybe and then . 77 more words

Writing Issues

The Scourge of Similes

Much like my rant on adjectives, similes are another major “writerly” Pet Peeve of mine. Good writers can get away with using them. Books get published all the time with terrible, terrible uses of similes. 498 more words

Writing

Creativity and inspiration

I have been enjoying a radio programme about writing the last few days called “The Invisible College“. I don’t think I have learned anything new as far as creative writing techniques go, but I love listening to the voices of genius writers past and present, and their often conflicting ideas of working that always turns out into something I want to read, regardless of their chosen methods. 148 more words

Creative Writing

Forget about becoming a great writer

In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about four different types of writers: Great, Good, Competent, and Bad. He also makes the argument that a Bad writer can’t move up to competent, and a Good writer can’t become great. 317 more words

Writing

Here's Why Denis Johnson Was the Last Truly Great Gonzo War Correspondent — by Jeremy Kryt

Johnson was “willing to place his lonesome ass in the way of seriously bad and scary stuff and then bring back the tale, told better than it’s ever been told before.” 14 more words

The Writing Life