Category Archives: writing

Writing Wednesday! The Importance of “good” words.

You could have a good story, maybe even a great story, but if you don’t serve it with the proper, good, vocabulary and grammar, than it becomes diminished. Imagine if I went to a restaurant and ordered the best, most

Writing Wednesday! The Importance of “good” words.

You could have a good story, maybe even a great story, but if you don’t serve it with the proper, good, vocabulary and grammar, than it becomes diminished. Imagine if I went to a restaurant and ordered the best, most

Writing Wednesday! What are you Afraid of?

A lot of times a writing contest can feel overwhelming because it’s giving us usually a very specific prompt, and usually I hate that feeling. But I think that sometimes it’s a good thing; it gives us an opportunity to

Writing Wednesday! What are you Afraid of?

A lot of times a writing contest can feel overwhelming because it’s giving us usually a very specific prompt, and usually I hate that feeling. But I think that sometimes it’s a good thing; it gives us an opportunity to

Writing Wednesday! Writing critically.

What does it mean to write critically? To write with additional meaning in between the lines? To write with deep metaphors and allegories? To write to an audience that is solely comprised of over-stuffed, over-educated windbags? Sorry to raise the

Writing Wednesday! Writing critically.

What does it mean to write critically? To write with additional meaning in between the lines? To write with deep metaphors and allegories? To write to an audience that is solely comprised of over-stuffed, over-educated windbags? Sorry to raise the

Writing Wednesday! The weekly writing challenge:

So, let me know in the comments below if you enjoy having a weekly writing contest from me: does this inspire you? Or does it make you feel pressured? Do you regularly enter writing contests? What sort of writing contests

Writing Wednesday! The weekly writing challenge:

So, let me know in the comments below if you enjoy having a weekly writing contest from me: does this inspire you? Or does it make you feel pressured? Do you regularly enter writing contests? What sort of writing contests

Fiction Friday: what’s at the heart of good writing?

It all depends on what kind of story you’re writing, but in MOST cases; focus on either the plot or the characters. Why? Because readers are reading because they want something. They want to be entertained, to feel touched, to

Fiction Friday: what’s at the heart of good writing?

It all depends on what kind of story you’re writing, but in MOST cases; focus on either the plot or the characters. Why? Because readers are reading because they want something. They want to be entertained, to feel touched, to

Fiction Friday! Why your book sounds exactly like a book you read two years ago.

Good morning everyone, today is a very gloomy and dreary UK day indeed. But that won’t stop us from going forward strong and proud into our mission of dissecting creative writing and learning to be better writers! Let us continue!

Fiction Friday! Why your book sounds exactly like a book you read two years ago.

Good morning everyone, today is a very gloomy and dreary UK day indeed. But that won’t stop us from going forward strong and proud into our mission of dissecting creative writing and learning to be better writers! Let us continue!

Fiction Friday: Chekhov’s Gun and a writing prompt for you:

What is Chekhov’s gun? One of the oldest tricks in the book, really. Nearly every good piece of literature holds a “gun” in some sense. You see, Chekhov wrote that if you put a gun on the table in the

Fiction Friday: Chekhov’s Gun and a writing prompt for you:

What is Chekhov’s gun? One of the oldest tricks in the book, really. Nearly every good piece of literature holds a “gun” in some sense. You see, Chekhov wrote that if you put a gun on the table in the