Archive For December 29, 2016

Editing Tips

Editing Tips

Editing Tips Some editing tips and tricks for you, me, and all the writers we know! And don’t know, too …. Because if you did NaNoWriMo this year, then now is right about the time you might start to thinking about attacking the editing beast. Or maybe you just don’t want to look at it…

Getting inspiration from visual artists

Getting inspiration from visual artists

Getting inspiration from visual artists Visual artists and the visual arts can be a source of intense inspiration. Because their struggles can be a lot like a writer’s. Consider how a piece of art makes any of us feel. Does it inspire? Or are you puzzled? Can it move you emotionally? And what’s happening around…

Writing Various Ages

Writing Various Ages

Writing Various Ages Ages change if we write about more than a year in a character’s life. And we can also find we are writing a clash of them, as parents and their offspring collide, or teachers and students collide. Infants and Toddlers The very young can change in rather rapid and surprising ways. Fortunately,…

Getting inspiration from TV shows

Getting inspiration from TV shows

Getting inspiration from TV shows TV shows can be a great source of inspiration. And they can go beyond TV Tropes and even into something (almost, let’s not kid ourselves, folks) profound. So, what do I mean? TV Shows For the most part, we see three kinds of television programs: Comedy Drama Nonfiction And then…

Editing Part 2

Editing Part 2

Editing Part 2 More Editing Last time, we looked at some general issues surrounding editing. Although the process may seem daunting, it still must be done. For this post, I will assume you have done the tasks outlined in the first part. If not, then this methodology will still work. But I think you’ll find…

Editing Part 1

Editing Part 1

Editing Part 1 What’s this All About? Editing in a Nutshell Unless you normally write six-word horror stories, you are going to need an editor. Everybody needs this service. However, you should edit your work before handing it over to a professional. In particular, if you are just coming off NaNoWriMo, you need to trim…

Senses

Senses

Senses When we talk about the senses, what do we really mean? And how can our thoughts about them lead us to writing inspiration? To begin, let’s look at them in order. Sight First off, when we talk about sensations, we inevitably go to sight. Sight is likely the first sense ever evolved by us…

Getting inspiration from religion

Getting inspiration from religion

Getting inspiration from religion Religion Religion is one of those topics which nearly everyone tells you not to talk about. However, it can be a great source of inspiration for writing. No Faith? No Problem! First of all, I am not suggesting anyone run out and convert. If you do not believe in God, then…

Getting inspiration from myths and legends

Getting inspiration from myths and legends

Getting inspiration from myths and legends Myths and legends are perhaps the oldest stories we humans tell each other. They go back to before human beings were literate. They may go back to before agriculture, which would make them some six to ten thousand years old. Yeah, legendsĀ are that old. Myths We might, at least…

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