Toughest of the tough

You'd think writing the novel was the hardest part. Or perhaps editing the novel was worse. But no. Queries always seem to be the hardest. They are the one thing I have never gotten a "this is amazing" from. I always get critiqued hard and have to start over again. I took a break from … Continue reading Toughest of the tough

NaNoWriMo Update!

We're a bit over halfway through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) right now. No matter how many words you've written, remember that you're an amazing writer and have accomplished something. I'm proud of what you've done so far. You've done an awesome job! For me? I'm at 25,099 words. I still got a long way … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update!

Writers everywhere

Us writers hate what we create We stare at page after page The words all mix together in the end There's thousands - no - millions of better writers But there's always a moment, a flicker When the world doesn't seem so mean We will all write something beautiful today Only a few people will know; … Continue reading Writers everywhere

An artist’s fear

Many creative people are afraid to release their work. Which seems strange at the same time. We create this being - a book or an album or a painting or so - for the world to see. We design something new all together, knowing someone will see it one day. But that's the exact concept … Continue reading An artist’s fear

Creativity is a fire

During my sophomore year, my writing professor sat at a cheap table in our new classroom. Since it was the first day of class, I sat at the opposite side of the room. But that didn't say much since everyone sat in a circle, facing each other. I took out an earbud to listen in … Continue reading Creativity is a fire

55 songs to inspire creativity

What are we? Writers! What do we need? Musical inspiration! Well, of course. Here’s some songs I’ve found that have either sparked a story, motivated me to write, or inspired me in general. (I know there’s a bunch of songs, but I did go through over 1,500 songs.) Believe in Me – Demi Lovato Bleeding … Continue reading 55 songs to inspire creativity

Best college professor

When I was a child, I was on top of the world in the writing field. I was the only writer I knew. I edited my own work, which turned out to be me rewriting everything I already wrote. No one could beat me. My friends and family all smiled at my written work. They … Continue reading Best college professor

Crazy writer’s daydream

As writers, we daydream so much. This is great for creative stories, because we have the best imagination in the land. From those daydreams, we can create narratives no one’s ever heard of. We can make more than any non-creative person ever thought of before. But you know what comes from those daydreams? A dream … Continue reading Crazy writer’s daydream

Every writer needs this

As writers, we don't hear what we need to hear as often as we should. So, I will tell you. It's amazing that you have a story idea. You sat down to write today? Great job! You wrote a beautiful sentence? You go you! Wrote a paragraph? Fantastic! Wrote a page? Awesome! Wrote a chapter? Amazing! Finished … Continue reading Every writer needs this

A fake unknown lie to writers

‘Your stories are amazing,’ Jacob texts me one afternoon. ‘There’s no way it can get better. I tried to find a way and I couldn’t.’ Liar. ‘Send some more stories my way!’ I bite the inside of my bottom lip, trying not to show too much emotion. Even if he’s not in the room to … Continue reading A fake unknown lie to writers