GET OUT OF YOUR ROOM!

Everyone needs a room of one’s own. However, being locked away will slowly take more from you than give. A great way to recharge is to get moving (exercise not always required). I have my own corner where I retreat to write, and a lot of the time I love it. If you can make one of those, […]

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Writer’s Block

It’s all writers’ worst nightmare: writer’s block. It creeps up out of nowhere and suddenly pounces on your writing, separating you and your work. Here are a few things I have found that help me when I lose track of what to write next: Write non-permanent scenes. Free write and see where the story goes. Don’t think, just […]

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Character Building

Today’s topic is a bit more specific than the last few have been. It is also a little more centered on fiction rather than nonfiction, but some concepts can be cross applied. Treat your characters as real people! You may have learned about static/flat and dynamic/round characters in English classes. Those labels speak of the […]

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Productivity

Productivity? I know what that sounds like: WORK. But here it really means a few simple tasks you can implement to build yourself as a writer, or just plain old person! To start: limit your mindless scrolling. I frequently find myself falling victim to mindless scrolling. Whether it be tumblr or Facebook, once I get started, […]

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Inspiration! Where can I get some? pt. 2

Since writing of any kind originates in a writer’s mind, experiences impact EVERYTHING. But when you sit down and try to draw from your memory bank, you may come up empty handed. You know the ideas and creativity are there somewhere, but why do they suddenly disappear when you need them the most? As I mentioned […]

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Inspiration! Where can I get some? pt.1

This is something that writers feel comes in tidal waves some days and then can disappear for weeks at a time: inspiration. To fix those times when you are all set up to write, fingers at the keyboard or pen/pencil at the paper, but are depleted of inspiration, you just need a little boost! (This […]

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Daily Writing

Show your passion for writing who’s boss by being progressive! Writing of almost any form can advance your skills. You should try to write as much as possible (preferably at least once a day). Even if you aren’t creating masterpieces and entire novels, just write! Getting ideas and thoughts down will help you out later when […]

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Write!

Despite this part of my website is entitled “blog”, I am only just now beginning to actually perform the act. Nonetheless, here we go! Because I love writing, and because I love helping others see the world as creatively as I do, I am going to start a blog about writing! I will make it a goal […]

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