Relating to Writers

Sometimes, all writers need is something to relate to. Here's a list of relatable writer-ness: "My imagination is so wild and vivacious that I often find reality to be quite disappointing." -from an unknown Whisper user "The one time you actually feel like writing, you have no clue what to write." -writingproblems #68, Tumblr user "Writers see the … Continue reading Relating to Writers

Writer’s Guilt

I haven’t written a blog in months. How terrible is that? I want to, but I end up writing essays for my teachers instead. My writing is controlled by what needs to get done. I’ve seen this in other writers before too. It’s our job right? We’re here to make sure everyone’s happy before we … Continue reading Writer’s Guilt

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from something I've created from nothing the something may make me cry make me fall into self-doubt but there's beauty from the pain the beauty brings smiles onto people's faces the smiles give me a rushed feeling the rushed feeling beckons me … Continue reading Why I write

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

Real life in fiction

“Hey,” Jenny asked me one day, “isn’t this character doing like what we talked about the other day?” I glanced over, looking down at the laptop. It had one of my recent stories. I was thinking about expanding it more, but I wasn’t sure at the time. I did recognize the character’s actions though. “Yeah,” … Continue reading Real life in fiction

Deadliest phrase for creative people

“Next, let’s critique Robin’s piece.” My college professor smiled as everyone in the class pulled out my piece, except me. I felt their eyes turn to me. It didn't help that we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I had nowhere to hide. My teacher might have said the title of my story … Continue reading Deadliest phrase for creative people

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers help writers improve their work. But that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques point out what may not be working well in a story. But they’re all suggestions. No one has to follow word-for-word with what every … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

What a writer needs

Being a writer is a tough job. There are times when we need to buy gifts for ourselves or beg our family until they get us something. Either way, there's some creative gifts out there that us writers nee- I mean want.  Writer's block - Every writer experiences writer's block. It can be one of the … Continue reading What a writer needs

My major writing problem

Whenever I write a novel, I come across a major problem. I’ve created this entire world down to the smallest detail. I know where the mountains end and become the flat lands that will meet a river. I can picture where all the enemy camps are. I know the history of many different families for … Continue reading My major writing problem

Writing is a rollercoaster

8:00am: I understand why almost no one begins a book with a character waking up. They'd all start the same way: dread. There's nothing compelling that makes me want to get out of bed this early. 9:15am: I've woken up enough, but the words in my head are still confused. I'll use "trim" as the … Continue reading Writing is a rollercoaster