7 ending options for your story


Most writers would agree that the process of creating a story for others to read is a rewarding yet challenging experience. If you’re a writer, you no doubt can also relate to being overly critical of your own work. That’s why it helps to seek feedback from others, be it avid readers amongst your family … Read more

4 reasons all writers should be avid readers


There are many things you can do to improve your writing skills. From developing a writing schedule to practicing with creative writing prompts or taking classes online, every writer has room for improvement and there are plenty of helpful resources available. One thing that many writers overlook that can help refine and boost skills is … Read more

Writers need these 3 things for creativity


There are many forms of writing, yet there’s something that all writing genres have in common. Whether you’re a copywriter, fiction writer or (insert type of writing here), there’s always a certain level of creativity needed to be successful. Another issue that knows no boundaries within all categories is that, sometimes, writers don’t “feel” all … Read more

Do these 3 things to become a more prolific writer


If you write in a professional capacity, either part time or full time, you could probably benefit from increasing your productivity. There are many talented writers in the world, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s wonderful because it makes reading a lot more interesting. It also means that becoming a novelist or a copywriter or … Read more

Use these 4 building blocks to develop scenes


There’s a fine balance in writing where an author draws a reader in but doesn’t overwhelm him or her with too much of anything at once. Careful development of a scene holds a reader’s interest, but it can also allow “breathing room,” so the story moves at a comfortable pace. If you stick with one … Read more

Add some flare to the colors in your writing


Particularly for fiction writers, it’s not uncommon for there to be mentions of colors in a story. Whether you’re describing a setting, a person’s clothing, the sky or any number of other objects, you might incorporate a color to “drive the point home.” We often talk about keeping your writing concise, clear and simple here … Read more

Use these 5 tips to help with revisions


Before submitting a manuscript in the hopes of getting it published, it’s important to make sure that you, as the writer, have helped it achieve its full potential. It’s always best to carefully proofread and edit the material, preferably several times. In fact, it’s helpful to take advantage of a professional pre-submission review or developmental … Read more

Create a nature journal for writing inspiration

nature journal

Whether you’re a fiction writer, non-fiction, sci-fi, suspense or romance novelist, it’s unlikely that you’ll remain inspired if you only ever write within one specific genre. In fact, trying your hand at all sorts of writing, even if you’re not planning to have the work published, is the best way to boost creativity and find inspiration … Read more

Writing success issues to keep in mind


Perhaps you’ve wanted to become a successful writer for as long as you can remember. Then again, maybe the idea of being a writer is a more recent development in your life. Either way, being a professional writer or published author can be a rewarding yet challenging experience.  Some writers seem to soar straight to … Read more

Improve your descriptive setting skills


Descriptive language is an integral component of fiction novels. As a fiction writer, one of your primary goals should always be to make your readers feel as though they have stepped into another world – the world inside your story. Writing descriptive settings can be challenging. It can also make the difference between people wanting … Read more