Death and a Crocodile February 24, 2023
3 tips for being a professional writer that editors want to work with in this post from Jan Fields. Take these suggestions to heart and go far in your career!
Your challenge is to get your characters to reflect your style of writing, the genre, and the setting plus emerge as unique and interesting personalities.
Real people can be the perfect inspiration for character creation. Which quirks can you use and which ones should you lose? Letâ€™s find out!
Your cast of characters fills certain roles in the plot to bring forth an engaging story. Letâ€™s talk about your protagonist, antagonist, sidekicks, and more!
Use any of these 12 writing tips and develop convincing characters readers will care about. No more two-dimensional characters in your stories!
A Gift for Alia February 3, 2023
Characters populate our stories but what does it mean to write a character-building story? How do you help build character without preaching at your audience?
One way of thinking about what you most want out of the year is by choosing a writing word of the year. Whatâ€™s a word that encapsulates your goals this year?
Any day can be a restart—not just January 1st. You can revisit your writing goals daily, monthly, or quarterly. Let’s look at 5 tips for SMART writing goals.
Negativity can deplete your creativity and energy. Today, let’s look at practical ways to be a more positive writer—even in the face of rejection.
The physical act of writing can be hard on our bodies. One goal for the new year is to become a healthy writer, physically, and emotionally. Join us on the journey.
With so many demands on your time, it’s essential that you use your writing time wisely. Time management can help you to be more productive, organized, and efficient.
Welcome to a new writing year! Itâ€™s time to grow in your writing and Jan Fields reveals how to do that through new attitudes, new goals, and new habits.
When you plan and break things into steps, you know what needs to be done next. Letâ€™s look for positively motivating steps when making our new yearâ€™s writing plans.
Imagining a personal Scrooge-like journey can help us make choices for a brighter future in the new writing year. So, what are the Ghosts trying to tell you?
One problem many writers fall into is writing ruts. We do the same thing the same way. Here are 3 writing tricks to consider as you expand your writing options.
Today we dive into sensory detail. What kind of details should you include? What details can you leave out? Time to get the most out of the senses.
This time of year is filled with joy and busyness. Here are ideas to keep you writing during the holidaysâ€”or during other particularly busy times in your life.
As you review your writing year, the only way to know where you are and where youâ€™re going is to focus on what you did accomplish, not what you didn’t.