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 the three apps I found most useful as a writer: Hemingway App – This app is a proofreader that looks for common errors that hinder your writing. Its goal is to help polish your work with a concise, minimalist approach. What does it do? The […]
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Speculative fiction is an umbrella term.
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 word count is exactly what it says. It’s a count of how many words are in your manuscript. The definition itself is not the tricky part when it comes to writing. The fun part of word counts is the minimum word requirement each genre has. […]
10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer Write. Write more. Write even more. Write even more than that. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do. Write when you have something to say. Write when you don’t. Write every day. Keep writing.” ― Brian Clark I recall a conversation I had with an adult when I was a highschooler. I expressed the desire to be a writer and the adult said, “Writing is easy! Anyone can write.” That’s the thing, though. Writing isn’t easy and like every other occupation, you need to continuously hone your skills or refine […]
When I finished PCSR, I went on the grand adventure of seeking beta readers and the process was not without its flaws. For one, I didn’t know much about beta readers or their purpose and I didn’t know where to find them. After this whole process, I made a beta reader wish-list. During the beta reading phase, I encountered various beta personalities, some of which were extraordinary while others could have improved. So here’s my list of six ways to be a better beta: Know what the writer wants from you. Why are you reading their story? What is your role […]
Resources are a basic component of survival. As living beings, we need food, shelter, water, and clothing to keep us warm or cool. These are basics needs to be met to keep us alive. There are, of course, several layers of needs. If you think about it, we need access to proper health care and for some, the ability to progress academically to obtain a position that provides financial stability. As writers, resources are just as essential to the survival of our craft. It might sound strange to those who aren’t into writing that there’s more to it than sitting down […]
Let’s be honest. For many of us, 2016 was less than what we’d hoped for. Maybe for you it was the opposite and 2016 was the best year by far. It’s all a matter of perspective. Whether we reach our goal or not, the desire remains the same: Everyone wants a change. As 2017 is kicking off, people proclaim their New Year’s Resolutions and formulate their plans of action. An idea of what this year could be is born and we find ourselves fantasizing about how great it will be to achieve those goals. Success is right within our grasps; […]