Keep These Websites Bookmarked During Your Next Writing Session

Closing your laptop and sliding your phone away might be part of your writing routine. Avoiding distractions and leaving you to the words that spill from mind to paper is how many people like their stories to unfold. Not every writer strives for the quick succession of keyboard taps. No matter your writing surface, writing … Continue reading Keep These Websites Bookmarked During Your Next Writing Session

Establishing The Best Point Of View For Your Story

A storyline will shift and change as you begin writing and dive deeper into the story. Switching your perspective and the protagonist can produce an entirely different narrative. Just imagine if Harry Potter was written in first person point of view or even from the mind of Voldemort. While outlining a piece of writing, deciding … Continue reading Establishing The Best Point Of View For Your Story

Liven Your Writing Without Clichés & Idioms

The word ‘cliché’ can sound clunky. And using heavy words in creative writing doesn’t always make for a delightful reading experience. Clichés are something we want to avoid in writing and it can be easy to never allow them to slip into our prose. Clichés are overused phrases that have lost their true meaning over … Continue reading Liven Your Writing Without Clichés & Idioms

How To Be A Good Editor For Yourself & Others

Editing used to be an intimidating part of the writing process. But now, I appreciate it more as I grow as a writer. As editor, I recognize the importance in helping others shape into the best writer they can be. And as the one being edited, I welcome and appreciate feedback. However, there are a … Continue reading How To Be A Good Editor For Yourself & Others

Writing Tips To Make Your Work Golden

You may have seen the Pinterest pins and read article after article that promised to make you a better writer. But there are certain tips and pieces of advice that the writing community does not discuss often and very well may be preventing your writing from shining in its truest form. I have been writing … Continue reading Writing Tips To Make Your Work Golden

Tip Sheet For Beginner Book Cover Designers

My final day of college was yesterday and I spent my final semester with a project that analyzed book covers across contemporary young adult literature. Interesting, right? As a writer and reader of the young adult market, this type of research was exciting. As a design student also, I was further intrigued that I had … Continue reading Tip Sheet For Beginner Book Cover Designers