A.K.A How to recover from the atrophy of the writer’s block Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash I’ve been writing every day for the past week. Not full-fledged posts, but bits and pieces of articles that I wish to write about. It takes time, and is quite laborious, but I still expend
Experiencing vs reporting L.Salkin-Lake Naraneka It’s hard to explain how to write a story. Some people will spout the same old “show, don’t tell” rule, which is technically true but not always accurate. Sometimes you need to both show AND tell. But honestly, the best advice someone could give a writer is
Tackling this challenge for the first time kicked my butt! Photo by James Pond on Unsplash How long does it take you to write 1,667 words? An hour? Two hours? A couple of days? A month? How about doing it multiple times. Will it take even longer? Try 1,667 words every day for a
Generally, no one in our writing communities is looking for our services. Let’s talk about where we should be spending time if our goal is to get more freelance work. Image via Pixabay I’m curious, what percentage of your time are you spending in writing and freelancing communities (online or offline)?
Photo by Mike Tinnion on Unsplash I have been a member here at Medium since September. That first month I wrote seven articles. Those seven articles earned me a measly 5 dollars. Enough to pay for my Medium monthly fee. That was it. My cousin Luke Rowley was the one who told me
This Is What Loneliness Feels Like (And What It Does To Us) What it does to us, why it happens, how we escape it Back at it with the uncomfortably close eyes again. ‘I had no more plans for the afternoon than a migrating bird has collateral assets.’ — Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Weird ways of finding inspiration Last month I stretched my fiction muscles and wrote a short historical fiction piece. As a history major I love a good research session. Color-coding my notes might be classified as a fetish. Yet even with all the books I
Source: Unsplash Whether you think you are a “good” writer or not, writing can be extremely beneficial for your mental health. It’s not about crafting the next great novel, it’s about honoring your thoughts and feelings. Here are 5 reasons why you should be writing for your mental health: Personal expression.
The title of this render is “An Unfortunate Summoning”. What happens next? Guess you gotta turn the page to find out. — Image by L M Glegg Greetings all. This is a quickie, but I thought it was worth sharing. In the screenplay for the 1990 thriller, Misery, there is a small gem that,
Bringing writing, to its conclusion. Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash “To write is human, to edit is divine.” — Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft To get my writing ready to publish, I use a simple five-step editing plan. This can work whether you are editing a novel, college assignment