Any creative writing class you take will include peer reviews where you exchange creative works and review them before returning them to the original author for revision and feedback. This is pretty much the only way that you'd get another student to give you a response to your work because if you could just turn … Continue reading Useful and Useless Peer Reviews
It's pretty nice when you set a daily word goal for yourself, you start writing, and before you know it you've double your goal without feeling like you've put that much extra effort into it. I set a minimum of about 500 words with the hopes of hitting that goal but recently I was writing … Continue reading 18 Nov 2019
Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that … Continue reading Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst
After months and months of writing Frigid Nights, my first draft is just a few writing sessions away from being complete! I wasn't really all that aware of this fact until I was nearing the end of a chapter I had just been writing when I realize I didn't have much more planned for the story. … Continue reading Nearing Completion!
Consistency is key. Writing in spurts is a sure-fire way to ensure that your work won't get finished until years down the road. Writing each day, even just a little bit, helps establish the habit of writing consistently and allows you to progress your story at a steady pace. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 words … Continue reading “That Is Why No One Will Remember Your Name.”