Tag Archive | writing tips

5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

November (and National Novel Writers Month or NaNoWriMo for short) is coming faster than you think. Sure, it’s July and warm weather calls you outdoors, but November is the month in which many writers get their official start – it’s looming just a few short weeks (17) ahead. Have YOU begun to do the prep […]

The Character Motivation Thesaurus

The Character Motivation Thesaurus

Character Motivation Thesaurus put together by Writing Helping Writers is an excellent tool to help authors in crafting an amazing story.

The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

Originally posted on Writer's Block Party:
On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. My after-hours beta reading for friends. And, yeah, okay, the…

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show, Don’t Tell ala @NaomiLHughes – info-graphic to help explain Show Don’t Tell.

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
What is the best advice I’d give an author? How many times have you thought about this question? Those of you who know me would remember I’d say “Never give up on your dreams.” But what else would I say? Read work by other authors…

Eating My Frog Daily

Eating My Frog Daily

Writing daily is a challenge for parents with a full time job but it need not be one or the other!

10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress. I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self. They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears…