Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK

Okay, I’ll come clean. I gave up. Despite the number one piece of advice from writers, editors and agents, which is never give up. In fact, it’s usually in caps: Like it’s shouted across a vast chasm filled with the souls of all those who quit. Don’t be one of those poor fools! NEVER, EVER […] … Continue reading Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK

When you have all the ideas and NONE of the inspiration — BlogByEmily

This post is for my fellow writers out there. I have a head full of ideas; characters, settings, plot twists and dialogues. I sit at my laptop, hands hovering over the keyboard and then… nothing. I have no idea where to start or where I’m going. Writer’s block gets the best of us, no matter […] … Continue reading When you have all the ideas and NONE of the inspiration — BlogByEmily

Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms — Mitch Teemley

My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As a child he’d grown anxious that when adults said he had a “cute little […] via … Continue reading Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms — Mitch Teemley

When to Show and When to Tell — A Writer’s Path

by Kyle Massa Show, don’t tell. If you’ve ever taken a writing course of any kind, you’ve probably heard that phrase. If you haven’t, the meaning is pretty simple: don’t come out and tell your readers everything they need to know. Instead, show them examples and specific situations that support what you’re trying […] via When … Continue reading When to Show and When to Tell — A Writer’s Path

How to silence that inner whiner

So, there I was this morning, slogging my way through a 30-minute torture session with Shaun T, he of Insanity workout fame. One of his oft-used slogans is "No Excuses," which, really, should be everyone's slogan for...well, everything worth doing. But, as I do my best to keep things writing-related here, let's just apply this … Continue reading How to silence that inner whiner

Why Do I Write? — Zizywrites

I love the thought of doing this exercise...and off the top of my head, one of the number one reasons I write is to get that elusive "writer's rush"--the feeling I get when I'm trying to express something, and suddenly all the words just click together like Legos, and my heart is semi-racing when I … Continue reading Why Do I Write? — Zizywrites

For the Writer Who Hasn’t Been Writing — Live to Write – Write to Live

This post gives me hope! I love the idea of my unintended writing hiatus (read: block) simply lying dormant within my soul, just waiting for the perfect conditions... In her smart and inspiring book, Lab Girl, geobiologist and author Hope Jahren writes, “A seed knows how to wait. Most seeds wait for at least a … Continue reading For the Writer Who Hasn’t Been Writing — Live to Write – Write to Live