How to plan your novel – Write that novel in 2020!

I Write Because

I write because sometimes I have things to say, and I can’t get someone to sit and listen to me spew 700 words at their face. They know I will barely stop to breathe, let alone let them get a word in edgewise. Usually, if I get interrupted I lose my train of thought, and there is no going back.

Don’t Overload Your Writing Schedule

We each know when we are overloaded because we feel pushed in way too many directions without a seeming purpose for any of them. This is counterproductive to being excellent and something that has to be remedied if we are to embark on the path to excellence as a writer. To avoid overloading, you must settle down and reflect on things, and put things in perspective. The greatest gift in life is finding harmony in yourself so that you could ensure that you don’t overload yourself. In this article, I will offer you tips on how to achieve this.

Yes, You Can Avoid Distractors to Be The Best Writer You Can Be!

One mental skill that distinguishes excellent writers from others is the ability to refocus in the face of distractions. It can be hard to focus at first. We live in a world of noise and technology. So, to focus you must choose what you allow your attention to engage in. You can develop distraction control through regular practise. To practise distraction control, you must learn to hold to focus and refocus when you need to. In this article, I will offer tips on how you can be the best writer that you can be, eliminating as many distractors as possible.

How To Write A Narrative

Recount your life or an event. Tell a story. Bring back to pieces the memories of your childhood, your grandmother, your dates, your college, and those people who made you laugh and cry.

To-Be Verb ‘Was’

Do you ever pause when you are writing, then insert the word ‘was’? It may have caused you leave out a description or an emotion.

Use of To-Be Verbs

I recently completed a short novel and discovered that I used the verb ‘was’ 706 times. I realized that this was an excessive use of the ‘to-be’ verb. So I started working on the next version of the book, replacing the verb with improved sentences.

Is Your Story “High Concept”?

This short article is about the idea of “high concept” in a best-selling novel. Originally coined by the Hollywood movie industry, High Concept is explained with examples of how to identify it, why you want it, and questions you can ask yourself about your novel to see if you have it.

Does Your Story Contain These 3 Critical Elements?

Every fiction story-no matter the genre-must contain the essential elements of good story-telling. Three critical elements: Goal, Motivation, & Conflict. This short article elaborates on 3 different kinds of conflict that “power up” a story.

Creativity: It Is Not A Way Out, But A Way Through

You have been waiting for inspiration to strike. You are beginning to think the well is dried and there is nothing much you can offer to the world. I fear, like many of us, your mind has become cluttered. You have fallen on an unproductive path of self-sabotage, intensified by consumerism. We have been taking in packaged and already-made “stuff” and forgotten to light our creative spark. We must go back to basics. We must awaken our minds with the action of creation.

Is the Murder Justified?

Love is precious and pious. Read on what happens when love turns into possessiveness and revenge!

How I Got My Groove Back

Dedicated to a year of writing a computer crash derailed my heart and soul. A chance encounter with a dog lover and her resounding comment got me back in the groove.

Coming Up With Great Fictional Characters

This article will show you the importance of creating strong characters in fiction writing. It will also illustrate ways in which you can come up with ideas for creating these characters so that they are rounded and believable.

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