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5 Quick Tips for Making Time to Write

Some days are perfect, aren’t they? Everything is on point and very productive. Others, it’s a struggle just to get out of bed without falling on your face. I find myself resting on the side of face-falling about 85% of my time lately…


Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy.


The Barman Approach to Writer’s Block

Ever get a feeling like this? The house is finally quiet…The children are finally asleep…The house is no longer on fire…You sit in your favorite writing place, open your notebook, grab your trusty pen…and sit.


How to Write a Synopsis for a Novel by Alisha Mitchell

(Originally posted on WritersOpt by Alisha Mitchell)

Every writer who has ever published a book knows what a synopsis is. But what is a synopsis? A book synopsis is a document sent to agents and publishers and is meant to convey a book’s entire narrative. It supplies key information about the novel (plot, theme, characterization, setting), while also showing how these coalesce to form the big picture. It quickly tells what the novel is about without making the editor or agent read the novel in its entirety.


Why I Use Scrivener to Organize My Writing

How do you write? Do you use the traditional pen and paper? Are you one of the Millennials who uses any form of technology to scribble down your notes, write entire chapters, and make doodles? Do you use a multitude of things?

*phew* That’s a lot of questions…but have you considered all the many places that ALL your work exists?


The World by Henry Vaughan

This is perhaps one of my most favorite poems.

Henry Vaughan was a Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.

While this poem was in part inspired by the profound, personal loss of his younger brother, Vaughan often used subjects that were deeply personal to him to inspire his writing.


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