Write What You Know – Research What You Don't

One of the most common pieces of advice that I hear when it comes to writing is to write what you know, but if people only wrote about what they directly knew the story would be pretty boring. Imagine if men could only write male characters or vice versa. Or the only career that aContinue reading “Write What You Know – Research What You Don't”

Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Avoid adverbs. Never use words to describe how someone spoke besides ‘said’ and ‘asked’. Never use ‘said’ or ‘asked’. I before E except after C. “Rules” for writing are everywhere and it seems like everyone has one. Many are contradictory. What’s a writer to do? What are some of the reasons for these rules? DoContinue reading “Rules Are Meant to Be Broken”

Need Some More Inspiration? Try a Book of Prompts

So you’ve tried people watching at Starbucks of the mall, you’ve gone jogging, and you’ve taken a long hot shower but you still don’t have the inspiration you’re looking for. Maybe you’re looking to start your first Work In Progress whether it be a new short story, an ebook, or a blog post. Or maybeContinue reading “Need Some More Inspiration? Try a Book of Prompts”