Writing fiction is about placing the reader into the skin of another. It is the ability to make someone feel as though they are someone else. Experiencing a series of events alien enough to be an escape but familiar enough to identify with. I have discovered something lacking in my writing. Something I have been searching for but could not find it. I clung tightly … Continue reading The Missing Touch
Write what you know, we have all heard it many times before. Write what you know. What does writing what you know really mean? I have met a lot of younger writers who have heard this in school or from a more senior writer or some random Internet bloke posing as a writer. It is a piece of advice that is given out just like … Continue reading Write What You Know
What does this mean? More Writing Tips videos Grammar Videos More open discussions on random topics Narration of my stories (Audio books) Youtube videos (Occasionally) Live chats? I am really excited to be working with my microphone. I apologize for not posting yesterday. I spent most of the day setting it up and getting the sound right with it. I still have some mastering to … Continue reading I Got A New Microphone!
Exercise is important even as a writer. Having a job where you spend most of the time sitting in front of a computer means you have a fairly sedentary life. It is very important to keep moving. Not a lot of people know this but there are health risks to sitting. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, there is a 125% increased risk of having a heart event. Not to mention you will gain weight like crazy. So it is important to get moving. Not only is it important for your health but it can be important for your eye sight and thought process. Continue reading Writer’s! Don’t Forget To Exercise!
Words are the most basic element of writing and speech. The rules that govern the structuring of word groups is called Syntax. In this section we will discuss the basics of syntax in the English grammar. The first thing to know is how to assemble a word group. When putting words together there are two sets of words required, predicates and subjects. A predicate is … Continue reading The Basic Word Groups
Punctuation marks are the little symbols you see scattered among sentences. While most of us are familiar with them it helps to learn their proper uses and names. . Period: The period is considered a full stop. It is the ending of a sentence. It can also be used to note an abbreviation of a word has occurred. ? Question Mark: A question mark is … Continue reading The Basics Of Punctuation
Words are the most basic element of writing or speech. Not all words are the same and learning to use them in a sentence properly is the key to writing solid stories. Word classes are the general categories words fit into and each one has specific rules as to how they are identified and used. Today we will be looking at the basic word classes … Continue reading The Basics of Words
Since I talked about the building of narrative style by appreciating other forms of art I felt like I should talk about a superior art, music. All art aspires to convey emotion as purely as music does. There are very few things in life that feel like magic and I think I can speak for everyone when I say music is one of those beautiful … Continue reading Art Of Inspiration; Music