Tag : Improve Your Writing

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                Recently I started a new internship, which means my mornings start about an hour and a half earlier than usual. The other day I spent eight hours at work, went to the gym, had a rehearsal, then a volleyball game, and finally made it home for midnight only to have to do it all …
Emotions are key to how a writer is perceived by the readers they desire.  Write a fiction book, or any book really, and you will find that the most beloved of characters are the ones whom the readers care about.  It’s easy to write a 700 page novel created with black ink and paper and not …
I think I will continue my pattern for posts this month and discuss another one of my favourite non-fiction authors but in a completely different genre: memoirs. Frank McCourt wrote his book Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir about his experience growing up and living in Ireland in the 1930s to 40s. The conditions were terrible, the …
                It has been fun to start exploring the writers we admire and whose stories excite us. Aside from just revisiting our favourite books, it has given us a chance to do the thing we hated (or at least I know I did WITH A PASSION) doing in English classes: analyze style and motivation of …
The Power of Logic as a Tool for Writers                  This month we are discussing authors that have had an influence on us. I think for many of us there is a writer or two who has inspired our perspective on our writing and the writing of others, …
In school this month we were discussing setting goals for therapy and made me think of how I set goals for my life and work. We have spoken a lot on this blog over the past year about setting goals with your writing, but it’s really an art form that has to be as carefully …
Respect in Writing is Paramount                 It seems everywhere you look on “news” stands and tv, there is some crazy controversy happening every three seconds. Many of us love to intrude (barring all negative connotations) into the lives of others. Perhaps escape would be a better word? Regardless, some …
I have many people to thank for my writing inspiration.  I suppose it’s just like at the awards show where you spend your time listening to others thanking people for their help.  These stars were inspired by others. Now, go back and think about what made you become an author.  Who helped you out at …
            It’s true we all get stuck in ruts, not being able to navigate our way out successfully no matter how hard we try. I think we can all agree with Rebecca that the best way to emerge as a new and refreshed writer is to challenge yourself to be better. But how do we …
Borrowing ideas to inspire your writing skills                 We have spoken already this month about the controversial nature of fan fiction and using others’ ideas as a jumping-off point for a new work of fiction. It is true that writing fan fiction has its own set of challenges, but …
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