Writing tip of the week 33 – Frustrating isn’t it? You finally found the time to write but now, there’s a block on fresh new ideas. You sit there, you stare at the screen, you type a couple of words…
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Anger is a great emotion to use in fiction, you can use it to bring the characters to life and to progress your story….as long as….
Characterisation is all important…find out more in the weekly tip.
Be protective of your writing space and time. You may have limited time in which to write anyway so when the opportunity arises, guard it…
Writing Tip. How real are your characters to you? To be able to bring characters to life so that the reader connects with them on a deep level, you must believe in your creations and, more than that, care about them.
Writing tip of the week 29. It’s easy to let self-doubts overwhelm you when you first start learning the craft of writing. Stay true to your goals and remember that to write well..
Writing tip of the week 28 is here. Idea generation is important….
Here’s another great writing tip from the editor of the Creative Competitor……….
For this writing tip, let’s talk about how to use editing to help your progression rather than halting it or hating it. For many writers, editing is a necessary evil but it can help if you consider it the polishing up stage rather than being distracted by the red….
Here’s a quick writing tip – if you write on a part-time basis, you will forever be trying to find the time for your writing and nothing is more frustrating than having a day off so you can indulge your creativity and then the words will not come. The best way to avoid this is to prepare your…
Many people dream of becoming a writer and it’s understandable. The prospect of becoming a published writer or to make money from the written word is enticing but, let’s not kid ourselves, like everything worthwhile in life, it takes hard work to make creative writing a success story…
Ideas often come through at the most annoying of times, when falling asleep for example or if out walking or shopping and the chances are that you will have no pen or paper to hand.
Don’t get left behind with what’s hot in the publishing industry. Read the latest best-sellers to see just what
Writing can be pretty isolating especially if those around you have no interest in your creative pursuits. Get a writing buddy by joining a local writing group, college class
Self Promotion is vital if you wish your novel to succeed. Finding a unique angle that can bring your novel before the masses is crucial but not easy. It can help if you develop a strategy using your own strengths
You can think and plan your writing, create wonderful complex plots and imaginative characters, but there is no ….
Creative Competitor Editor Annette Young says-It’s easy for a writer to become too introverted and staring at the same four walls can be detrimental to the whole creative process. If you start to feel stale then take yourself out for the day and visit
If you are having a bad day with your writing, the words won’t come and every page is painstakingly hard, it’s very easy to be tempted to discard your work, but resist that compulsion and simply put your writing away for another day.
Want to know how to capitalise on your hobbies and interests? It’s simple. Choose the subject that you know most about or are most interested in and……
How many times has devine inspiration suddenly appeared out of the blue? That perfect idea, the perfect character, a plot that sizzles with so many twists and turns that it takes your breath away? But how typical that you are in the middle of a family dinner or at work, submerged in a sea of paperwork or perhaps your children are asking …..
Hoping to have some quality writing time on your next day off? Excited by the prospect of hours of creativity? Don’t waste a minute. Have your plans in place and a mass of writing topics
A synopsis is so important and can make the difference between publication and rejection. Give your manuscript a chance by following these simple steps….
Editor Annette Young has another top tip for writers: When writing articles, it’s important to consider your market and to tailor the article towards…..
Annette Young – Editor of the Creative Competitor says : Let your idea germinate for a while and tease it into growth and maximise your creativity….
Another writing tip from annette young and the creative competitor. Writing tip of the week number 10 tells you….
When creating fictional characters, it’s a good idea to think about their unique traits before plunging headlong into the story. Writing a profile for each character is really useful
Fancy travel writing? Inspiration is often only a stone throw away, you don’t have to travel to exotic climes to start a travel writing career…
Can music stimulate the creative mind? Writers need to tap into this useful resource…
Struggling to find time to write? Timed Writing exercises can be used effectively to stimulate the creative process and keep your imagination well-oiled
Check when writing dialogue that it flows and feels natural to the reader…..