Monday's Motivation

Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed some basic ways to avoid wordiness in our writing. If you’d like to check out specific examples or that post, click here. This week, we’re moving onto dialogue. There is perhaps nothing we complicate more and yet dialogue doesn’t have to be messy for writers. Here’s some basic rules: #1: Never… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 1)

You’ve come to the final word, on the final page of your manuscript. You’ve spent long days and long nights at the keyboard, and you want the end result to shine. So what’s next? Editing. Editing for some writers is the grueling step-sister of the creative process, but it really should be more like the… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 1)

Monday's Motivation

Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Last week, we spent the morning finding a healthy balance between accepting criticism and withstanding it. Before we continue into this week, if you haven’t checked out part 1 of this series, visit the page here. It is so important that we as writers accept criticism from the right sources and know when to listen.… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 1)

Confidence, it’s not something you’ll see talked about much in the writing world. It’s mostly the opposite. You’ll find posts about self-doubt, rejection, and writer’s block—issues we’ve talked about here, here, and here. But confidence is a very real remedy to many of these problems, and it’s not addressed often enough. Why? Well, sometimes writers… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 1)

Monday's Motivation

Connecting with Your Audience (Part 2)

Over the past two weeks, we’ve discussed ways to identify our target audience and how to draw these readers into our story with personal experiences. Today, in our final segment for this series, we’re focusing on engagement. How can we keep the reader’s attention? 1.) Identify¬†a clear theme that carries for your readers.¬† What does… Continue reading Connecting with Your Audience (Part 2)