suggestions for a young writer? im 15 and i just started seriously writing about a year ago~ since then I’ve written mostly poetry but I really write other stuff like short stories or plays too! but i always have trouble making my ideas ideas into something and just deciding how or what i want to write. and i get so worried that i lose motivation! i think that i first want to tackle trying to make characters/a simple short story. advice, tips, or tricks? thank youuu!

Hi! I’m glad you’re ready to get started! Being eager about writing is the best. Writing a poem is a lot like writing a short story, so you’re on the right track. Good writing is precise and almost lyrical. It… Read moresuggestions for a young writer? im 15 and i just started seriously writing about a year ago~ since then I’ve written mostly poetry but I really write other stuff like short stories or plays too! but i always have trouble making my ideas ideas into something and just deciding how or what i want to write. and i get so worried that i lose motivation! i think that i first want to tackle trying to make characters/a simple short story. advice, tips, or tricks? thank youuu!

talk-about-the-passion: I needed this today… “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” ~Shannon Hale

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)