5 Reasons to Join a Creative Writing Group

If you’re a writer of fiction and poetry like me, you may be looking for ways to expand your writing community or help others showcase their own writing. Here I’ve listed some advantages I am inexplicably grateful for in my own creative writing group. 1. Give and receive feedback. Some writers (including myself) cringe whenContinue reading “5 Reasons to Join a Creative Writing Group”

Calling All Writers: 13 Calls for Spooky Stories/Haunted Tales for Halloween 2020

Hello fellow writers! For those of you who love writing creepy stories like me, I’ve listed some paying and non-paying journals and anthologies who are looking for stories, poems, or manuscripts in the realm of the supernatural, the gothic, the horror, and/or the mysterious. Many have rolling deadlines while others have dates coming up soon,Continue reading “Calling All Writers: 13 Calls for Spooky Stories/Haunted Tales for Halloween 2020”

Advice for Fiction Writers: 3 Do’s vs. 3 Don’ts for Making a Good Story

+ Respect the reader’s imagination A good writer trusts the reader well enough to fill in the blanks when necessary. I’m not implying that the writer purposefully create holes that end up making the whole book a speculation, but use them where credit is due, like when describing scenery, journeys, or other necessary elements thatContinue reading “Advice for Fiction Writers: 3 Do’s vs. 3 Don’ts for Making a Good Story”

Writing A Story: Inspiration

So, you’ve decided that you would like to write a story. Congratulations! But where do you start? Whether you have written no more than a sentence or an entire anthology, you have what it takes. Every member of the human race has a story inside of them. But whether or not you can discover it,Continue reading “Writing A Story: Inspiration”

Writing A Story: Crafting Your Characters

What kind of character appeals to you as a reader? For me, I am always am drawn to a protagonist with an amiable virtue that either matches my own or is one that I hope to aspire to. The same goes for the antagonist, as shocking as that may be. They too may have someContinue reading “Writing A Story: Crafting Your Characters”

Writing A Story: The Plot

There is obviously not just one way to write. The ideas I’ve posted below are individual ways to get you started developing your story’s plot. However, these ideas are also dependent on what exactly you would like to develop in your story–plot, characters, conflict, resolution, etc. So, try each one out and see which worksContinue reading “Writing A Story: The Plot”