Nanowrimo Writing Tips

National Novel Writing Month Tips

BY MANDY EVE-BARNETT There is no question it is a crazy experience, whether it is your first attempt or one of many. We all tend to become rather manic as we write to our daily goal of 1667 words (or more if possible). Whether you are an experienced NaNoWriMo writer or a newbie, these tips …

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How the seasons affect our writing

How the Seasons Affect Our Writing

BY MANDY EVE-BARNETT Weather can have quite an effect on our writing as it influences us emotionally and physically. Each season has a benefit – but there are pros & cons, so to speak, for each season. The seasons affect our mood and in turn our writing. We notice how our mind and body reacts …

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8 Tips for Submitting to Writing Contests

8 Tips for Submitting to Writing Contests

One way to get your writing noticed is to have short stories or poems published in a writing contest. You may win or be ‘placed’ for your submission and can then utilize your achievement to raise awareness of your writing.

6 Tips on Taming the Story Flood

Six Tips for Taming the Story Flood

Too Many Story IDEAS! Many of us experience, from time to time, the dreaded writers block, that awful feeling while staring at a blank page or screen when words do not flow, but what happens when there are too many story ideas bombarding our brains? It can be just as debilitating as staring at that …

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Invest in Your Writing

To improve our writing skill, however, we need to invest in it. There are multiple ways in which to do this.