While I don’t think that it’s fair to call all non-literary plots commercial, I do think that people want different things in what they read today. Writers need to pay attention to the differences to attract the audience they want.
Writing short stories is a great way to build and flex your writing muscles. The short format also allows for experimentation in ways that longer forms do not.
First drafts are notoriously messy things. That’s really okay but let’s look a little closer at some things about it that are okay, and one thing that is not.
Ah yes, purple prose … Just what the heck is that, anyway?
Some thoughts on writing worth pondering by Michael Ventura as shared by Kelley Eskridge.
Gaining and practicing skills that will serve you in the long term provides you with an invaluable leg up on the rest of your writing career. Here are seven that fit the bill.
Everyone eventually comes up with their own personal writing rules and define your unique style. To help with that, we study others people’s rules. I think it helps to look at the rules of those writers who have been successful. Few have been more successful than J.K. Rowling. Here are her eight rules.