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.
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.
…an investment in yourself is never one that will go to waste…
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.