“Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.” ― William Faulkner


writer’s block

Writer’s Block — 6 Practical Ways to Beat It

The debate on the existence of writer’s block is as long as it is tedious. There are those who would argue that it's nothing more than an excuse for laziness ...
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writing tips i wish i'd known on day one

5 Writing Tips I Wish I’d Known on Day One

We've seen them all, haven't we? I'd need as many hands as a centipede has legs to count how many writing tips I've encountered and pondered over. Some were helpful; ...
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seven things I wish I'd known when I was younger

Seven Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Younger

Life is full of lessons. Unfortunately, there's no handbook. And let's be real: even if there was one, we probably wouldn't read it. We'd struggle along anyway, convinced that we ...
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tools for writers

Tools for Writers – 12 Online Tools and Resources Every Writer Should Know About

Writing a book is a long, hard process often requiring nothing more than imagination and sheer determination to see your story through to completion. If you have this outlook, great ...
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Book Review: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn GENRE: Non-Fiction | PAGES: — My rating: ★★★★★ The Successful Author Mindset is as insightful as it is inspiring. It is so inspiring ...
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is Scrivener any good

Is Scrivener Any Good? 11 Reasons Why Writers Love Scrivener

Have you heard of Scrivener yet? Or have you heard of it and are wondering, Is Scrivener any good? Well, in short: it's one of the best (read: unrivalled) writing ...
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inner critic - ignore it and stay true to your story's character

Why You Need To Ignore the Inner Critic to Stay True to Your Story’s Characters

It's something of a mystery how fictional characters are created. Sometimes they appear in fully fleshed-out scenes, doing ridiculous or unspeakable things. Other times, it begins with a stray thought ...
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how do I become a writer

FAQs: Why are you a writer? How do I become a writer? And more…

What's the best thing about being a writer? My serious answer to this is that there's nothing more fulfilling than doing what you love. My REAL answer is that there's ...
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10 Things a Writer Says and What It REALLY Means

10 Things a Writer Says and What It REALLY Means

1. Writing a book Having a half-formed idea for a story which you scribble about for several weeks/months/years, with no real clue about what you are doing until you have ...
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Book review: On Writing by Stephen King

ON WRITING BY STEPHEN KING GENRE: MEMOIR | PAGES: 367 My rating: ★★★★★ Stephen King has the writer's toolbox of tips to end all toolboxes, all tips, and then some ...
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Book review: How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bransford

How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bransford GENRE: NON FICTION | PAGES: 236 My rating: ★★★★★ How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel ...
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Write what you know? NO. Write what you damn well please.

Earlier this month, I came across a post thread in a writing forum commenting on the release of Stephenie Meyer's new book, the gender-reversed Twilight, Life and Death. The original ...
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Don’t dream. Just write.

EDIT: This post was written around the time I decided to take writing seriously. Before that, blogging to me was nothing more than journalling. And writing was no more than ...
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