NaNoWriMo: Should You Participate?
The short answer is: it depends. Let me explain. I’ll start with why you should do NaNoWriMo. To start off, there is a fear and a strength that comes from the act of attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It reminds me a little of writers boot camp, where only the ‘strong’ survive. If you are already a practicing writer and you just need that focus and the...
How to Write Dialogue that Inspires Readers
So your dialogue sucks. It’s ok, it can be tricky. In the following I am going to give you the basics on how to write dialogue. If you follow most of these tips, your dialogue will go from stunted to smooth sailing. Drop the adverbs (immediately) I cannot stress this enough. Don’t. Overdo it. With. Adverbs. If you are confident in your writing, you don’t need adverbs. It’s a bold...
7 Writing Exercises to Become a Better Writer
It has been said many times: practicing writing is like building up a muscle. That is why it is important to start small, build up your strength, and to sharpen your tools in your writerly tool kit. Today I am going to give you the goodies, so that you can improve 7 aspects of your writing, using the following exercises… 1. Freewrite This exercise will allow you to fall into...