bestselling novels

Are All Bestselling Novels Actually Good?

Many writers get hung up on the word “bestselling,” as if the…

Many writers get hung up on the word “bestselling,” as if the quality of a novel declines if the novel does not get on the bestselling list. Well, what if I told you that bestselling novels have nothing to do with quality works? That isn’t to say that bestselling novels cannot be quality works. On the contrary, they can and should strive for quality. However, it isn’t always the case.

writer's block

How to Deal with Writing Struggles: Writer’s Block

Writers are often empaths, which makes them sensitive to internal and external…

Writers are often empaths, which makes them sensitive to internal and external situations. So, it is not surprising when a writer has writing struggles. This could be in the form of writer’s block, an inner critic that won’t shut up, or simple anxiety about writing. A writer might write a great novel only for it to get rejected time and again. This can all be overwhelming.

avoid adverbs

Do Writers Need to Avoid Adverbs?

If you’ve taken creative writing workshops, then you’ve probably been told that…

If you’ve taken creative writing workshops, then you’ve probably been told that adverbs are frowned upon. Even celebrated authors like Stephen King hold a grudge against adverbs. But does this mean writers should avoid adverbs like the plague? The answer is a little complicated. In fact, while you could use adverbs sometimes, ninety-five percent of the time you should avoid them.

keeping a journal

Why Keeping a Journal As a Writer Is Important

When you’re a writer, a journal does not necessarily mean you will…

When you’re a writer, a journal does not necessarily mean you will be writing your diary. You could, of course. You might think, I’ll record my everyday happenings so that one day they could film a biography about me. However, a journal has many other uses. Keeping a journal is a powerful tool for a writer, just as looking through a camera lens is important for a photographer.

writer, new year's resolution

What Should a Writer’s New Year’s Resolutions Include?

Happy new year, you beautiful people, you! If you’re reading this after…

Happy new year, you beautiful people, you! If you’re reading this after 2018, consider yourself a time traveler. That’s how that works, right? Anyway, 2018 has just greeted us, so you’re all probably wondering what your new year’s resolutions are. If you are a writer, here is a list of resolutions you must work on.

Show, don't tell

Show, Don’t Tell: An Easy Guide

If you’re taking a creative writing workshop, you’ve probably heard the term…

If you’re taking a creative writing workshop, you’ve probably heard the term “show, don’t tell.” When I first started my major in creative writing, this term gave me anxiety. Implementing it was hard at the beginning; however, after years of practice, it comes naturally to me now, and it will for you too.

plot a story

How to Plot a Story from Beginning to End

A story is a bunch of incidents and scenes put together, but…

A story is a bunch of incidents and scenes put together, but you already knew that. What you’re here for is how to plot a story. How can you create an entire novel from beginning to end? It seems intimidating when you are starting out as a writer; however, it can be done, as the numerous published writers have already proven.