It is important however, to realise that these things are all a part of the river that is life; just flowing nonchalantly by, and soon to be nothing more than a distant memory.
Physical activity, whether it is walking or swimming or running or yoga, allows the writer a greater mind body connection.
…speech is the shop window of a great piece of writing.
The self-publishing landscape is incredibly diverse. But here are three of its biggest current trends.
Cook Publishing is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Short Story Contest, Bethany Martin.
Settings, characters, and plots form the foundation of almost all writing. Individually, however, they take on a life of their own and unfortunately contribute to many debates within the literary community.
If writing a book is your primary endeavor, these alternative methods of publishing your writing make for great artistic side hustles. They can act as a means of promoting your book, expressing yourself in a different medium, and broadening your audience.
Sometimes the motivation to write is deeply personal – shared experiences and thoughts – perhaps as a form of healing or to serve another purpose for the writer
With the political future already primed to becoming more feminine, their shelves should be stocked with books penned by female writers and new genres ready to greet them!
Good use of language is powerful and beautiful and all the creative writing classes in the world will not replace it.
…everyone and his dog is becoming a published author. That’s good. And that’s also bad because 99% of those authors have not bothered to learn the craft of writing…
The writer who can accurately edit their own work is very rare, and most writers who claim they can are sadly mistaken.
There are many building blocks in writing, but the most basic is the scene. Each scene must have a purpose and help move the story forward.
…what to do after you’ve *finally* finished the first draft of your manuscript and have mopped up all the blood, sweat and tears that went into it can be a bit of a mystery if you’re new…
…while many writers focus solely on a theme for the blog, this is only one component of an overall writing strategy necessary for your blog’s success…
…an investment in yourself is never one that will go to waste…
Brainstorming creates a store of ideas that you can pull from – a way to create a plan for your writing and where it might go once you start drafting.
If you want to be a better writer, something that you must do consistently is read.
While many often view planning as a stifling construct that inhibits creativity, a well-planned project frees space for creativity, enables increased levels of collaboration toward a shared vision, and removes unproductive anxiety.
The seminal difference between a plan and a schedule is that a plan recognizes linkages.