Self-Care for Healthy Writers

Self-Care for Healthy Writers

Many people think of writing as an easy job. Stare out the window. Sip your coffee. Type out a fabulous scene. And there’s some truth to that! Writing can be really enjoyable. I’d never do it if that weren’t the case. But there are some … Continue Reading →
50 Fight Scene Writing Prompts and Ideas

50 Fight Scene Writing Prompts and Ideas

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I did a writing prompts post, so I thought I’d do one that could be useful to writers of thrillers, crime novels, fantasy novels, and even romance and science fiction novels with strong action elements. If you’re new … Continue Reading →
How To Describe Settings – and Why It Matters

How To Describe Settings – and Why It Matters

Writing descriptively scenery and surroundings comes more naturally to some writers than others. If you’re wondering why your novel is too short or moving too fast, that’s sometimes due to a lack of character development or to the plot itself. Sometimes, though, it’s caused by … Continue Reading →
Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Mr. Donovan and I met in an MFA creative writing program. The majority of the students drank heavily, did drugs, or both, and a couple of the faculty members drank a lot, too (which at least one of their colleagues brought up as an excuse … Continue Reading →