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…
…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.
In life, we get very few do-overs, except when it comes to writing. When it comes to writing, the do-over is essential
Many novice writers have this idea that they will come to writing and the words will pour forth in perfect order. In fact, this is rarely true.
Many writers are haunted by the myth that writing is something you can either do or cannot do well. But the truth is, it’s a skill that you build just like any other.