On Why it’s Totally Okay to be a Slow Writer (Especially at First)

Often, when looking for writing advice, you will receive contradictory and impossible answers. Some writers will say that, in order to be a good writer, you need to write EVERY DAY. Some will tell you that, in order to be a good writer, you need to write a LOT. Others will tell you that, inContinue reading “On Why it’s Totally Okay to be a Slow Writer (Especially at First)”

Story Craft: Descriptions – Too Much or Not Enough?

Introduction: Writing in Drafts All writers fall (loosely) into one of two categories when drafting: They are either under-writers, meaning that they skim through the finer details in order to get to the main plot points with every intention of going back in and adding more later. Or, they’re over-writers. They do the opposite ofContinue reading “Story Craft: Descriptions – Too Much or Not Enough?”

Practicing Writer’s Self-Care: Finding Support

Writers are, by nature, mostly introverted creatures. We slink away during parties or social gatherings, notebook and pen in hand in search of somewhere quiet and dark to write our new ideas. We stay up til late at night or rise before the sun, for our imaginative floodgates open widest when all is still andContinue reading “Practicing Writer’s Self-Care: Finding Support”