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.
Okay, this time I got it right. The link was simple after all, I just thought it was complicated so, of course, I didn't get it right. Anyway, here it is: http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B077RMTT2C Whew!
This time I did it. I eschewed self-publishing and went with a publisher. It's a clean romance so I'm now part of the stable of writers for Forget Me Not Romances, an imprint of Winged Publications. As you might guess, they publish only clean and Christian romances, as well as other cross-genre fiction. My latest… Continue reading My latest book is on Amazon
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?
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.
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?
The short answer is: read and then write. The long answer is: 1) Read the kind of thing you hope to write but read with the intent of figuring out what the author did that was so wonderful and how he/she did it. 2) Learn the craft of writing. Yes, writing is an art but… Continue reading What should I do if I want to be a great writer?