Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray

“Just remember to have your inherently flawed heroes grow. Show us how, by the end, they ultimately climb out of their dark and troubled circumstances to find the greater light.” Page 20 Where has this book been all my life? I’ve always been a fan of gothic literature, but I never really contemplated why, exceptContinue reading “Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray”

12 Ideas to Help You Get Over Your Writing Slump

If you are a mood-writer like me, then you may find it hard to find either the inspiration to write stories or the time to write. I know how annoying it can be to try and just sit there and wait for inspiration to come, so let’s brainstorm some ways that can help get thoseContinue reading “12 Ideas to Help You Get Over Your Writing Slump”

14 Fun Virtual Creative Writing Group Activities

Write a story collaboratively. I recently did this with my group for Halloween and it was a great success! One week before Halloween, we decided to write a ghost story collectively by opening a Google Doc and making a list of who would start the story, who would go second, third, etc. We each couldContinue reading “14 Fun Virtual Creative Writing Group Activities”

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”

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”