Writing Lesson 28 – Randomness

A Creativity Tool At any point when you create your story, you will come to places where you need to do some brainstorming. It could be at the beginning when an idea first begins to germinate. You’ll need to choose your characters, their profession, the goals, conflicts, and more. Or maybe it’ll be in the […]

Writing Lesson 27 – Remembering Anne Frank

Why Do You Write? On January 12 Miep Gies, guardian of Anne Frank and her amazing diary, passed away at the age of 100 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100112/ap_on_re_eu/eu_netherlands_obit_miep_gies). Anne Frank went into hiding with her family and four other Jews shortly after her 13th birthday. Miep and others hid them for two years until they were discovered by […]

Writing Lesson 26 – Honesty is the Best Policy

A lot of us are in the habit of writing and saying what we know other people want to hear from us. This is very necessary and good when it comes to some things like schoolwork and chores – but the habit doesn’t grow a writer who can speak from the heart. Grab your Bible […]

Writing Lesson 21 – The Dreaded Edits

Writing Your Story is Only the First Step Ponder this quote from the blog of author and freelance editor, Maryanne Miller (http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2010/01/things-that-drive-editor-crazy.html): “Developing the story and getting it down on paper – or stored on your hard drive – is only the first step in writing a book. The next couple of steps are crucial […]

Announcing the 1st Annual NovelWritingSite.com Contest!

By this time, we hope you’ve been inspired to work on some stories of your own. They may not be novels yet, but they could be the start of something big. How do you know if you’re on the right track? Almost all professional writers have a critique group–people they trust to read their early […]