Writer Blog

Why Writers Write

Last week’s post on the Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Other Writers made me ponder more on why writers write. I came up with a few reasons people are drawn to write in that post, and I’ve added a few: ·         passion – the inner drive that longs for putting words into print ·         to […]

Lessons from Writing Poetry

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In writing, I’m constantly trying to learn new things, experiment, and push myself past limits that fear places on me. Thus enters my journey of writing flash fiction, which morphed into writing poetry. Poetry, particularly spoken word, has always inspired me. It moves me, and ignites the desire to write. But as an art form, […]

Writing Tool for Character Sketches

The tool I’m going to tell you about today is actually quite fun whether you plan to use it to assist with a character sketch, or you just want to learn more about your personality. Developing characters can be a struggle when delving deeper into their motivations and reactions to other characters while staying true […]

Writing Groups

One of the best decisions I’ve made about my writing career that’s helped in countless ways, is joining a writing group. In fact, I’m certain I wouldn’t have anything published yet, if I were on this journey alone. I lucked into my writing group three years ago during a local writing conference. For a long […]

Don't Stand in Your Own Way

Today’s tip is simple and can be applied to any creative endeavor, but first let’s identify the problem. As a creative person, the biggest obstacles you’ll have to overcome are those you throw in your own path. Let me provide a quick list of excuses I have said, and that I’ve heard from other creative people: […]