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How to Stop Obsessing About "Writer's Block"
Author, reviewer, and blogger
The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get
NYTimes bestselling author, blogger at AdventuresWithTwins.com...
Consume writing voraciously, and you will absorb writing skills by osmosis. You will come to appreciate an unexpected word or turn of phrase. You'll intuitively develop awareness of what makes a story arc engaging or a character tantalizing.
One Thing Readers Hate
Author, 'The 90-Day Novel' and 'The 90-Day Rewrite'
Coincidence lacks conflict. Sure, they occur in our lives every day, but in a story, coincidences are generally a problem.
Writer Wednesday: Do You Need A Sympathetic Heroine In Your Novel?
Writer, theatre-maker, co-director of Fun Palaces
I'm not sure when the 'sympathetic character' became a necessity for modern authors. Certainly the Brontës didn't feel constantly pressured to write sympathetic characters, or they'd never have got away with Mr. Rochester
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