50+ First Lines To Begin Your Story

The first line of a poem or story is important. It is the hook, essentially. The first line greets the reader, something like a warm invitation. It sparks questions from the reader’s mind, amusement, and wonder of what will continue. The first line, much like the title, is a hint and opportunity to keep your audience wanting more. It is your one chance to keep … Continue reading 50+ First Lines To Begin Your Story

Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?

William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley. These are just some of many classical writers who wrote some of the best and most iconic pieces of literature. Or is that what we are instructed to believe? To this day, they are celebrated, read for pleasure, and the source of classroom curriculum. English courses, from high school to college, never stray too … Continue reading Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?

What Animals Can Teach Us About Writing

What is your favorite animal? Does your preferred species fly, swim, hop, or walk? For me, I love different types of bears, such as polar bears, panda bears, and koala bears. I even love sloths, too. Animals can teach us about evolution, as well as the habits and routines of wildlife and nature. By tagging and tracking animals, humans are able to better understand how … Continue reading What Animals Can Teach Us About Writing

It’s A Fashion Thing: How Clothes Can Fit Into Your Story

Without opening your closet door, you may have the palette of your wardrobe memorized. Lots of white and black for a classic office career? A range of green and yellow for a fresh feel? Anything from the spectrum because you are just that colorful? How can a wardrobe relate to writing? When we wake up in the morning, we dress for the day. Our selection … Continue reading It’s A Fashion Thing: How Clothes Can Fit Into Your Story

*Knock, Knock* Metaphors Begin Inside A Character’s Home

If someone took a step inside your home, front porch to foyer, what would a visitor see? What colors would be noticed first and what is the primary interior style? What is the most significant part of your house that makes it home? Without knowing who you are, a lot can be assumed by one’s interior design style. It is a form of judgement that … Continue reading *Knock, Knock* Metaphors Begin Inside A Character’s Home

No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story

Using the weather, its elements, and conditions isn’t something new. Our beloved writers from the beginning of time have taken inspiration from cloudy skies, thunderstorms, and blizzards. Remember to get the weather in your damn book – weather is very important.” Ernest Hemingway Weather captures the environment and illustrates the mood and tone, relating to the scene and its emotions. Weather can be a form … Continue reading No Matter The Weather: Integrating Nature’s Forces Into Your Story

Infographics To Read Before Writing Pt. 2

Reading is great for the mind and learning new vocabulary. For writers, there are multiple benefits and advantages reading can offer. To start, reading a vast number of novels can sharpen writing skills, such as plot development, characterization, conflict follow through, and more. Other resources and textual media can be of benefit to a writer. Reading a few infographics every now and again is a … Continue reading Infographics To Read Before Writing Pt. 2

The Best Articles & Takeaways From The Writer’s Chronicle Magazine

There are many writing magazines a literature enthusiast can subscribe to. One type of writing magazine I enjoy is The Writer’s Chronicle, a publication packed with publishing opportunities, interviews, tips, discussions, ideas, and more. I managed to get my hands on ten copies of The Writer’s Chronicle which gave me a taste of the amazing content this magazine offers. I read each one and below … Continue reading The Best Articles & Takeaways From The Writer’s Chronicle Magazine

Hire Your Character For These Job Positions Today

Before people apply for a job, they often think long and hard about how this job will impact them positively, what can be offered, and what will be learned. When considering job placement for your book characters, is the hiring process done hastily or skillfully? Pursuing a new job can be intimidating, but landing an interesting job can capture a lot of attention and wonder. … Continue reading Hire Your Character For These Job Positions Today

The Best Verbs To Use In Writing

Verbs help a story progress and enables the character to move from one scene to the next. Verbs enter all storylines, many of them developing into overused language. With a few verb updates and swaps, your writing can improve and supercharge with a shimmering energy. English and writing websites have posted the lists of the most overused verbs. I scrolled and clicked numerous lists to … Continue reading The Best Verbs To Use In Writing