writer's block

Organize Your Life and End Writer’s Block for Good

Writer’s block is a writer’s nightmare. However, you don’t have to live…

Writer’s block is a writer’s nightmare. However, you don’t have to live with it. In fact, you can kick it in the gut and tell it to leave you for good. How? By organizing your life, silly! I know it sounds crazy to think that getting rid of writer’s block is that simply, but it is. Bear with me here so I can fully explain.

lists for writers

A Book Review: Why Writers Need “Master Lists for Writers”

Recently, I stumbled upon another author’s blog. Bryn Donovan is a romance…

Recently, I stumbled upon another author’s blog. Bryn Donovan is a romance writer, and I did not know about her until a few weeks ago when I found myself stuck with words during my own novel-writing session. For those who don’t know, I have been working on my second novel and I just hit page 200, so losing words this far into the game was not something I wanted to deal with. I wanted to keep writing. So, after researching how to illustrate a specific emotional description, I came across Donovan’s blog. And from her blog, I was led to her book Master Lists for Writers: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More.

NaNoWriMo

5 Things You Should Do at the End of NaNoWriMo

In just 13 more days, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will come…

In just 13 more days, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will come to an end. Can you believe we have already gone through half a month of writing? At this point, you should be halfway done with your novel. If you have written around 25,000 words so far then give yourself a pat on the back because you have done a great job! Even if you did not reach this word count but you still sat down and wrote every day (or more often than before), be sure to congratulate yourself. Now is the time to start thinking of your plans once November ends. What will you do with the 50,000 words you wrote? If you think your work is done, you are far from correct. Here are 5 things you should do at the end of this writing month:

Do what you love

Career Advice: Why You Should Do What You Love

I’ve been there, you know, that place where people criticize your life…

I’ve been there, you know, that place where people criticize your life choices just because they don’t understand the route you are taking in life. At this point in my career, I’ve stopped listening to those critics. One, because no one other than me can decide how I want to live. Two, because most of those critics don’t seem to have reached a success higher than mine to be able to lecture me.

books

5 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Books

As an author, I’ve discovered that the real world is just one…

As an author, I’ve discovered that the real world is just one big book. Think about it, our lives are stories. In As You Like It, William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” It can’t be a coincidence that all writers notice this theme about life. So what can you learn from books? Here are 5 life-changing lessons:

creative writers

5 Ways Writers Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

When people find out I’m an author, they usually ask me the…

When people find out I’m an author, they usually ask me the following question: “Where do you get your ideas from?” They also almost always follow that with “I can’t do what you do.” The truth is, writing is a lot of work. It is 25% imagination, 60% thinking and planning, and 15% trying to silence the inner critic that wants to tell you that you suck. So how do writers get their creative juices flowing? What goes on behind the scenes? Let us find out!

The Girl on the Train book review

A Book Review: The Girl on the Train Is a Wild Thriller

I just want to start out by saying I love, love, love…

I just want to start out by saying I love, love, love The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and this book review will not do it justice no matter how much I try. I stayed up till 3:30 a.m. yesterday just to get to the ending, and I was completely satisfied. This psychological thriller is one that no one should miss out on. Hawkins’s fast-paced, first person narrative makes you read section after section without wanting to put the book down. The entire story is in present tense, which immersed me in the action as if I was experiencing it all right then and there.

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Isn’t the Evil Some Are Making It Out to Be

Pokemon Go has taken over the hearts of many people, whether they…

Pokemon Go has taken over the hearts of many people, whether they are teens, young adults, kids, or grown men and women. In fact, this game has reminded lots of adults in their early to mid-twenties of the wonderful times in their childhood when they watched the Pokemon anime, collected and traded Pokemon cards, and played the video games. And what better way to make people addicted to a game than through nostalgia? I have to admit, I am hundred percent guilty of being one of those many Pokemon Go addicts, and who could blame me? Actually, a couple of people have blamed me, saying, “You’re an adult” and “How could you play a game that puts you in danger?” Well, to those few people who think the game is evil, I am here to point out why that is not true and honestly absurd.

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5 Exercises that Will Help You Defeat Writer’s Block

Writers can sometimes face challenges when it comes to coming up with…

Writers can sometimes face challenges when it comes to coming up with story ideas, characters, and plot twists. When these challenges drag on, they become known as writer’s block. If you’re currently dealing with this problem, then be assured, you’re not alone. Every writer goes through this struggle. Heck, even I did for years! Yes, it’s true. I struggled with coming up with story ideas from my sophomore year in college to almost a year after I graduated from college. But the good news is that I’ve learned a few tricks to vanquish writer’s block. Here are 5 great exercises that will help you defeat it too:

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Top 5 Things Writers Do When They’re Not Writing

Writers have a tough job. Not only do they have to create…

Writers have a tough job. Not only do they have to create a reasonable, interesting world, they have to do so in writing (obviously). As Thomas Mann, a German novelist, said, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Writers have to think twice about each word they put on paper, pick only the best ideas, and tell refined stories that have been shaped and reshaped over and over and over. And even then, writers will still think their stories needs more work, but they have to stop editing at some point to get their writing published. So, what exactly do writers do when they’re not writing?