A Meta-Post That Is Terrifying to Post

This year, I’m trying to let go of unhealthy habits. One such habit is that I got so focused on adding tags and commentary to my reblogs (because tags are what helped me get traction on this site) that I… Read moreA Meta-Post That Is Terrifying to Post

I’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

fixyourwritinghabits: You must remember that the Bechdel test is not the height of everything and on top of that you are writing a romance, where your main focus is going to be on said romance. In order to meet the… Read moreI’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

I’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

fixyourwritinghabits: You must remember that the Bechdel test is not the height of everything and on top of that you are writing a romance, where your main focus is going to be on said romance. In order to meet the… Read moreI’m writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

writingmemes: by Tom Gauld Image transcript: The Indecisive Novelist’s Characters Converse… Person 1: Hello, Brian!Person 2 I’m not Brian anymore. In this draft, I’m Ben. I was Susan for a while, but let’s not get into that.Person 1: I’m still… Read more

writingmemes: by Tom Gauld Image transcript: The Indecisive Novelist’s Characters Converse… Person 1: Hello, Brian!Person 2 I’m not Brian anymore. In this draft, I’m Ben. I was Susan for a while, but let’s not get into that.Person 1: I’m still… Read more

Exposition (#fromthestart)

writersyoga: Exposition is for explaining the basic rules of the story’s universe, introducing the main characters and conflict, helping to set the tone of the story, and generally trying to get the reader hooked and interested. Introducing the basic rules:… Read moreExposition (#fromthestart)

Exposition (#fromthestart)

writersyoga: Exposition is for explaining the basic rules of the story’s universe, introducing the main characters and conflict, helping to set the tone of the story, and generally trying to get the reader hooked and interested. Introducing the basic rules:… Read moreExposition (#fromthestart)

Have you ever experienced an excruciating writer’s block that leads to extreme depression? I haven’t been able to write a single meaningful thing for months. I feel like my talent and motivation is draining out of me by the second. All I want to do is write but it just seems impossible. What could I possibly do?

Definitely! And sometimes it’s the other way around. Try setting off 15 minutes for yourself to write tomorrow. Then, sit down wherever you normally write, and breathe deeply 3 times. Look at your surroundings and take in all the details… Read moreHave you ever experienced an excruciating writer’s block that leads to extreme depression? I haven’t been able to write a single meaningful thing for months. I feel like my talent and motivation is draining out of me by the second. All I want to do is write but it just seems impossible. What could I possibly do?

Have you ever experienced an excruciating writer’s block that leads to extreme depression? I haven’t been able to write a single meaningful thing for months. I feel like my talent and motivation is draining out of me by the second. All I want to do is write but it just seems impossible. What could I possibly do?

Definitely! And sometimes it’s the other way around. Try setting off 15 minutes for yourself to write tomorrow. Then, sit down wherever you normally write, and breathe deeply 3 times. Look at your surroundings and take in all the details… Read moreHave you ever experienced an excruciating writer’s block that leads to extreme depression? I haven’t been able to write a single meaningful thing for months. I feel like my talent and motivation is draining out of me by the second. All I want to do is write but it just seems impossible. What could I possibly do?

“Writing a First Draft:The 8 Stages Writers Go Through 1. Finding a Voice:This is like shouting at a room full of people and having no one reply… then one person does. 2. Groping in the Dark:You know there’s a story… Read more

“Writing a First Draft:The 8 Stages Writers Go Through 1. Finding a Voice:This is like shouting at a room full of people and having no one reply… then one person does. 2. Groping in the Dark:You know there’s a story… Read more

Great writers aren’t great first-drafters. They’re great rewriters. Andrew Bennett (via thatlitsite)

Great writers aren’t great first-drafters. They’re great rewriters. Andrew Bennett (via thatlitsite)

Tools to Increase your Writing Productivity

the-writers-society: An overwhelming number of apps and online tools exist to help you increase your writing productivity, but which ones are the best? There are so many different apps aimed at specific needs or approaches to writing that it could… Read moreTools to Increase your Writing Productivity

Tools to Increase your Writing Productivity

the-writers-society: An overwhelming number of apps and online tools exist to help you increase your writing productivity, but which ones are the best? There are so many different apps aimed at specific needs or approaches to writing that it could… Read moreTools to Increase your Writing Productivity