Tag: challenge

How to Write When You Can’t

Hey Reader, We’ve all known what it’s like to be busy. To have something right around every other corner to do and obstacles to jump over. It seems like it is impossible to get everything done when it comes to work or school or……

Tone: Syntax

Hey Reader, Syntax. It’s a really weird sounding word but is actually really simple to understand. Syntax is the way the author arranges their words in their sentences in order to express something. This isn’t to be confused with diction, which is the actual…

Tone: Imagery

Hey Reader, For today’s post, I’m going to talk about the third component of tone and how you can use it in your story. Imagery is one of the most effective components, so take notes. Seriously, this has to be my favorite one, not…

Tone: Diction

Hey Reader, In my last post, I talked about the use of detail with tone. This time, I’m going to show you how diction helps to set the right tone in a scene. Diction is the choice of words that the author uses in…

Tone: Details

Hey Reader, The next four posts are going to be about tone. Tone is the feeling that the author has towards what he or she is writing about, and this is transferred onto the reader. Think about something that you’ve written in the last…

Getting Ahead

Hey Reader, Do you ever have those days that you just feel like setting aside your story for something else? Those days when you figure you can just catch up on what you are missing the next day. Those days when you just feel…

Search and Find

Hey Reader, People aren’t perfect. We don’t make perfect things. We can’t write perfect books. But that’s what many writers strive for their novels to be. Perfect. The thing is, if you keep trying to make it perfect, you’re never going to finish.

Writing Slumps

Hey Reader, I just got over a writing slump. I’m glad. I thought that was going to last forever. Writing slumps are different from writer’s block. When you have writer’s block, you usually want to write, but can’t find the words. Or you can’t…

Inconvenient Ideas

Hey Reader, Have you ever been in the middle of writing one story and then had a great idea for another one? It’s the most irritating thing ever. It’s like an itch that you can’t scratch because you can’t just give up on the…

Main Idea

Hey Reader, I have a tip for you. Have you ever known what you wanted to write, but not really how to get it into words? Have you ever tried to describe something but couldn’t capture the image right? Yeah, that happens to me…