✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Writing is Hard Work – It’s Worth the Struggle!

“Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Frustrated with Your Writing? You’re on the Right Path

“If you are not discouraged about your writing on a regular basis, you may not be trying hard enough. Any … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Humility Helps the Writer

Have humility. Older/more ­experienced/more convincing writers may offer rules and varieties of advice. ­Consider what they say. However, don’t automatically … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ The Opening Scene of Your Novel

“Chief among the most common problems, in first chapters especially, are scenes presenting characters who are perfectly happy in their … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ A Simple Rule for Writing Fiction

Show, Don’t Tell. Remember show-and-tell in elementary school, when you’d bring in an object from home and talk about it? … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ What Is the Starting Place for a Story?

“Nearly always in my mind a story begins with a character or characters. This holds good though the main interest … More