writing

  • Writing viewpoints

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Deciding what viewpoint to write a story will eventually become the basis of building credibility for each of the main characters. Here are some different viewpoints on which stories are told. If the story is written from an objective viewpoint it is being told from an external view. This is a form of narrative that… [read more]

  • Creative writing

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Creative writing is a fun and rewarding activity for aspiring writers, and it can also be an activity that is shared with kids and family. It is important to start out with small projects. It will discourage and frustrate you if the first writing project you choose is an epic novel. Start out by writing… [read more]

  • Short Stories to a Novel?

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Can a short story be turned into a novel? Much like poetry, there is are certain criteria that make a short story just that, a short story. Generally, short stories should run no more than 10,000 words. If it is over that specified word count, and you find yourself unable to slim it down any… [read more]

  • Getting published

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Getting published can be a stressful time, but the sense of accomplishment at the end is well worth it. It can’t be stressed enough about the importance of reading. If you are writing for a specific genre, it is crucial to read other books in the same arena. These books are your competition; by checking… [read more]

  • Becoming a writer

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Can anyone become a writer? Writing potential is in all of us, but what that branches into becomes very diverse. If it is an aspiration to write as a career, than dedication and practice will help meet that goal. A few recommendations to those novices just starting out, below are some tips that will hopefully… [read more]

  • Writing tips

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    It has been said many times over, but it never hurts to repeat; successful writers read, a lot. Here are a few writing tips to help improve the quality of the work. I. Many mistakes are made when a writer waits until the last minute to do the work. One word; procrastination. There are countless… [read more]

  • Writing inspiration

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Writers find inspiration in many different places. Sitting quietly outside taking in a sunset, at the park watching the laughter and play of young children, even observing at a funeral. These locations evoke some form of emotion, whether it is positive or sadness, they get a writer to contemplate, analyze and feel. This is one… [read more]

  • Poetry Prompts

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Exploring the depth of poetry has a different look to it depending on the reader, but the important part is getting the reader to read it. Here are some templates that will hopefully help get the process going. • Formulation. Using this technique limits the use of extra language (fluff) keeping it at a bare… [read more]

  • The importance of dialogue

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Strong dialogue is the foundation of a successful story. Properly, and well thought out dialogue can help make each individual character more dimensional beings that the reader can relate to, and join them on their journey that the story takes them on. Here are some reasons that the dynamic of dialogue serves the purpose of… [read more]

  • Kinetic Marketing your book

    By / June 13, 2017 / writing

    Today’s technology is in constant motion. If you don’t keep up, you may lose out on lots of opportunities. The market for all authors self-published or not, is a competitive one, and it continues to grow by the day. The print on demand (POD) companies have given the writer the ability to have the freedom… [read more]

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