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Category: Writing Fundamentals
Unlocking Creativity: Is Handwriting Better?
There was a time when I couldn’t write on a computer at all. I could get down endless thoughts with pen and paper—even if trying to read it later was like deciphering an ancient script. My handwriting is terrible. But if I were to sit down at a computer and try to type out what…
Believable Dialogue: How to Craft Natural and Authentic Conversations
No one likes reading stilted, contrived dialogue. We want to feel like the characters are unscripted—genuine. But it’s quite the trick to write believable dialogue like that while we are literally writing the script. So, how do you do it? Every character and situation uniquely combine and necessitate their own rules for this sort of…
How to Write a Drool-Worthy Romantic Interest
Tis the season for a cozy romance! But no matter if you’re writing the next Hallmark-worthy novel or a summer release YA fantasy, there are some basic (but essential) rules you need to follow if you want to have me drooling with the MC over that romantic interest! Using the flaws Everyone tells you to…
Which of the Three Types of Writers Are You?
Plotter, pantser, and plantser. Maybe you’ve heard of these types of writers before, but do you know which one you are? Let’s take a look and find out.
How to write a great villain everyone loves to hate
Every story needs a relatable villain we believe. If you’re wondering how to write a great villain that everyone will love to hate, then read on, friend!
How Great Books Treat the Setting as a Character
Read just about any lasting masterpiece, and you will see that authors treat the setting as a character. Like any fully developed, three-dimensional fictional person they write, they give the setting certain traits. They give it backstory, personality, even dynamic power over the outcome of the story. Most of us understand that the “setting” consists…
Writing with ADHD and creative solutions to staying focused
Writing with ADHD can seem a bit frustrating and time-consuming. But don’t worry! There are tips and solutions to this problem to get that creativity flowing.
10 unique solutions for writer’s block when it hits
Not all writer’s block is the same. For those who are struggling, here are some creative solutions to writer’s block to help you bust through those walls!
How to diagnose a scene to end writer’s block
Sometimes writer’s block isn’t about what’s in front of you. Sometimes, it’s what’s already written, holding you back. Let’s diagnose a scene.