Finding Time To Read

Yes, I write a lot and write about writing a lot. But one essential ingredient to becoming even a good writer is that you must read a lot. If you don't have time to read, you certainly don't have time to write. And if you do write, it probably won't be very good. I tried ...

What Motivates You?

Many people get into writing for the fame and fortune of having written the next Game of Thrones or blockbuster book turned movie. I love when people get into it for these reasons because they'll never last and it makes it easier to see those who write for the love of the story rather than ...

Getting Positive Feedback

In the world of being an unknown author, praise is rare. It's rare enough to hear someone has heard you're a writer or even read your work, but to run into someone who not only reads your work but tells you they enjoy what you write and think you're a good writer is inspiring. The ...

Pushing Through the Difficult Days

Some days, you have no desire to write. Well, you do, but you just aren't in the mindset for it. No matter what you seem to write or type out, it all looks like trash that needs to be cast away so no one knows you came up with something so vile. It happens. Any ...

Perfectionism: An Excuse for Writers Who Don’t Write

You may not consider yourself a perfectionist nor would you lump your writing into any category of art that would be determined to be done by a perfectionist, but I see it used as an excuse for so many writers and other artists alike. I use this definition only a little looser than the dictionary ...

Literature and the Falsehood of Education

Unfortunately, while I was in college, I didn't study certain aspects of literature that I wish I had. The various parts that comprise a story, what makes a work Victorian versus Edwardian, various schemes of poetry, and other topics were discussed very quickly before being passed over. I would've liked to study the bones of ...

YouTube Writers

YouTube is filled with a vast number of people creating videos and giving tips about writing. Everything from how to come up with a title to how to market the final print-ready copy of the book. I won't name names, but many of them make it seem as if they're making a living from their ...

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