imposter syndrome

How to Use Self-Doubt to Your Advantage

Self-Doubt. Every writer has it. New writers fear their writing skills aren’t good enough. They fear they have no idea...

editing tips filter words

Filter Out Filter Words To Improve Your Writing

Here’s one quick tip to instantly tighten your sentences and improve your writing overall. For real. Get rid of filter...

Why Tropes Are the Building Blocks of Great Stories

I happened upon this article recently, 7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction And Fantasy Needs To Stop Using. It’s a list...

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

We hear it all the time: “There has never been a better time to be a writer.” The digital world...

12 Essential Books for Writers That Aren’t About Writing

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write...

urban fantasy and how to write it

How to Write Urban Fantasy – 6 Magical Tips (and an exploration of the genre)

I’m not sure when it was that I fell in love with urban fantasy. I think it was before it...

editing a first draft

What to Do With Your Nanowrimo Novel (an 8 step approach to taming that mess)

It’s approaching mid-February and the heady thrill that was November and Nanowrimo seems like a hundred years ago now. Maybe...

detail in writing

How Much Description Do You Need in Your Writing?

How much detail do you put into your fiction writing? How much detail should you put into your writing? This...

10 Ways a Positive Attitude Makes for a More Productive Writer

We don’t need another study to tell us that in traditional workplaces, happy workers are more productive, more creative, more...

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