Tag: writing advice

Writing Strong Female Characte..

by displacedcactus Posted May 23, 2018 in #Writing, Home / 0 Comments
Writing Strong Female Characters

I love reading, but I’m very particular about books. There are a lot of things that can make me dislike a book, but the number one complaint I have is when the female characters feel poorly written or lack agency. Because I want to enjoy more of what I read, I’m sharing my thoughts on […]



The Six Elements of Fiction

by Ari Augustine Posted October 16, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
The Six Elements of Fiction

Writing is born through instinct and practice. If you want the stories you write to be effective and structured in a consistent manner, it couldn’t hurt to review the basics. Obviously, grammar and spelling are important, but today, I’m referring to the basic elements of fiction: style, theme, character, point of view, plot, and setting. […]


WRITE LIKE A HUMAN

by Ari Augustine Posted September 15, 2017 in #Writing, Home / 3 Comments
WRITE LIKE A HUMAN

The first poems I ever wrote were pitiful creatures. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,910 other subscribers Email Address


Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Sme..

by Ari Augustine Posted August 9, 2017 in #Writing, Blog / 0 Comments
Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Smell

Thanks to my love affair with Sleeping At Last’s latest releases, I’m inspired. This week, I want to explore the senses: smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing. I won’t overwhelm you with them all this week but I can promise interesting ways to say “smells nice” and “that’s stinky”. Aromatic (adj.) – pleasant and distinctive […]


Wordy Wednesdays: Colors

by Ari Augustine Posted July 26, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 1 Comment
Wordy Wednesdays: Colors

This week I’m going to define colors and not just the boring ones! Why is this important? Why can’t one simple shade of blue be enough? Well, when it comes to descriptive writing, color influences tone. Color can represent emotion. Color can also have an effect on the reader. For example, describing a sunset as […]


3 Apps for Writers

by Ari Augustine Posted June 12, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
3 Apps for Writers

Gone are the days when writing was an affair strictly between pen and paper; fingertips and the keys of a typewriter. As technology advanced, so have the methods of writing. Today you can find a myriad of applications to use, whether on your laptop or smartphone, to enhance and compliment your writing experience. Here are […]



What's A Word Count?

by Ari Augustine Posted May 8, 2017 in Home / 0 Comments
What's A Word Count?

Don’t be ashamed if you are new to the writing world and haven’t the foggiest what a word count is. Part of the life of a writer is encountering a host of terms you aren’t familiar with and there is nothing wrong with asking good ol’ Google for the answer. To keep this simple, a […]


3 Fears Every Writer Experienc..

by Ari Augustine Posted April 5, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments
3 Fears Every Writer Experiences

Writers are people, too. We, like many humans, experience fear, and anxiety when it comes to stringing our souls across the page in sentences. There’s an uncertainty that inherently comes with being a writer and it’s born out of our humanity. Here are three fears we writers must face: You have zero talent. I’m guilty of […]