I’d rather be dead than to go a day without emptying my ideas onto paper. —Anna Glazebrook.   Good writing is writing that comes from one’s own personal experiences, heart, and imagination. Writing is not one skill that comes naturally, but a skill that must be worked on again and again to achieve excellency. Without full dedication, determination and words that come from the soul, the writing scripted onto a

One of the most common questions for authors is the one beginning with “How?” And while the question of “How do I write a book?” has many, many subsets to it, including questions about how to write features like characters, settings, conflicts, subplots, subtext, and relationships, the more holistic aspect of the larger question is more interesting to me personally.   Certainly the answer to the question is more interesting

The concept of good writing is determined by an individual’s standards. There is no universal key elements or literary devices that makes writing good. For example, two English professors might believe a student’s essay is very well done; whereas, three others may believe it is done poorly.   The writers have to make sure there is more than “good” writing to their piece. They have to take into consideration that

Good writing seems useless nowadays, discarded amidst thoughts condensed and crushed to meet a minimum word count. Its true essence forgotten, good writing is all too often shoved aside for the quicker, shorter, newer means of expression. Has society lost its purest form of communication in a new age of texting and 140-character word limits?   Good writing is hard to find anymore. From a young age, we have been

Writing a book isn’t a simple thing, despite the fact that reading and writing are not only common skills, but are often thought of as a necessity for everyday life; some level of literacy is required to get through school, to interact with people, to receive and hold a job, and other important activities.   While many people hold the ability to read and write functionally, those skills do not

Good writing is being able to capture your audience’s attention and inspire them, motivate them, allow them to reflect, or teach them something new. It’s all about the rhetorical tools that you use and what you do to persuade your audience to believe in the same things you do or have them relive memories that they haven’t thought of in a while.   There’s so much that goes into writing

Good writing is when individuals allow the pen and paper to seep into the ventricles of his or her heart, letting all raw and bleeding, yet hidden and pulsing emotion translate into words that describe the very things that are afraid to be spoken.   Emotion, to the human being, is like uncharted, yet discoverable territory. Words that stem from these emotions, are vanquished by the centerfold of the mind,

Writing is whatever writing is to you. It’s impossible to pinpoint what writing is because writing is everything. To some people writing is biochemical laboratory papers, but to others writing is a fictional world that takes you far away from the pressures of reality. Writing is everything and everything is writing. Just write what you want to write; personally, I’ve been swayed to write this or that based on what

Congratulations!   You’ve reached the point where an idea that’s been bubbling in the back of your head is finally ready to germinate into a real idea!   Bad News! It takes a lot of work!   The only way a novel gets written is if you sit down and write it. Now, there are a great many things that can help you make the whole process easier. I should

Who is a scholar? A widely read person is a scholar. But a creative writer (creator hereinafter) may not have such extensive study. Even without so-called formal education, an individual may be a creator. A scholar makes brilliant result in the examination. In other words, score is the yardstick of a scholar.   The more marks, the more scholar an individual is. On the other hand, a creator, generally, cannot