How to Write a Short Story in a Week

A lot has happened in the past weeks: tornadoes, thunderstorms, trees falling in my backyard, roof repairs, the end of the semester. So while I search for a distraction, I remembered that I promised an article on how to write a short story a week, and I’m hoping this helps one or two of you.Continue reading “How to Write a Short Story in a Week”

Coronavirus & Writer’s Block

So this was not what I planned to write this week, but I feel the more resources we have for writing in this time, the better. If you’re like me, you may find yourself stunted when you’re forced to stay inside all day. If you’re living in a rainy area like me, that stunted feelingContinue reading “Coronavirus & Writer’s Block”

Scribbler Review

So first off, a disclaimer: I am not being paid or compensated in any way to write this review. It’s just purely for fun. Now that we’ve got that out of the way… Scribbler is a subscription box by authors and for writers. Each month, you get “curated writing gifts,” an autographed novel, a teachingContinue reading “Scribbler Review”

3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space

So you think you’re ready to write. You’ve got your pen and paper or laptop handy, and you’re about to write the future bestselling mystery or fantasy or literary novel. The pen touches the paper or your fingers graze the keys. Something doesn’t feel right, though. There’s a noisy neighbor yelling in the apartment over,Continue reading “3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space”

Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day

I took a Creative Writing: Fiction course in college, and one of my classmates said something that will never leave me. She complained about the coursework, stating that she liked to write when “inspiration” hit. Ah, the mythical “inspiration.” The truth is, “inspiration” writers aren’t career writers. If you only write when inspiration strikes, you’reContinue reading “Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day”

10 Tips for Surviving Workshops

So it’s workshop day. You’re sitting in a room with a few other people who have read your work. You have their works buzzing around in your head. You have feedback prepped, but that’s not what you’re thinking about. You’re waiting for it to be your turn. You’ll read a small bit of your workContinue reading “10 Tips for Surviving Workshops”