Romance Writing

How can I get past difficulty writing? I’ve written three stories in two years, and know how little that is. I can write about five hundred words before becoming unable to continue a story.

If you know what you want to write — the whole story — before beginning, you should be able to continue even when your brain dries up. It helps if you have an outline, hopefully a very detailed outline, because that’ll tell you what you should be writing next. Then, if your brain still refuses… Continue reading How can I get past difficulty writing? I’ve written three stories in two years, and know how little that is. I can write about five hundred words before becoming unable to continue a story.

Writing Fiction

I love writing fiction (mostly Fanfiction and poetry) but I’m terrified that I’m terrible at it as I never get high marks on essays. How do I get better?

 This is one question with a very, very simple answer. Don’t worry about it! Essays and fiction are two different worlds. Completely, entirely different. In fact, each kind of writing is different from every other kind. Once, in a conversation with a friend who writes non-fiction, we discussed the differences between our differing modes. We… Continue reading I love writing fiction (mostly Fanfiction and poetry) but I’m terrified that I’m terrible at it as I never get high marks on essays. How do I get better?

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

How do you deal with writer’s block? I have too many ideas and they are all trying to get out at the same time, which makes my stories a huge mess.

First you get your ideas down on paper on in a computer to wherever you jot things down that you don’t want to forget. That way, you can stop worrying that you’ll forget them because they are written down. Somewhere. Second you organize those ideas using whatever system you prefer. Most important to least. Chronological. Most favorite… Continue reading How do you deal with writer’s block? I have too many ideas and they are all trying to get out at the same time, which makes my stories a huge mess.

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction

What concepts are taught at fiction writing workshops?

Wow! What a question! A decent answer would take a day or two or three or four or more. A list could go on forever. Classes vary widely. Few teach everything unless they are very long and possibly expensive classes. Most emphasize one or two concepts while touching on others. But these are some of… Continue reading What concepts are taught at fiction writing workshops?