5 Writing Tips for Teens

Getting a teenager to read can be as monumental a task as climbing a mountain. Conversely, for those teens who enjoy reading, getting them to put down their book can be an equally challenging task. Whether a teen enjoys reading or not, writing can be another story. Some love putting words on paper, but put … Continue reading 5 Writing Tips for Teens

How to Keep Writing through 5 Common Roadblocks

Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank page, a deadline screaming in your ear? Or been in the middle of a story, essay, or assignment and wondered how to get out of the dead spot in the middle? Here are a few tips that can help keep you writing. The Blank Page For … Continue reading How to Keep Writing through 5 Common Roadblocks

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It is a time when writers all over the world spend thirty days writing a full-length novel of 50,000 words or more. This year, I've decided to join the ranks. Have you? According to their website, NaNoWriMo began in 1999. The organization grew into a non-profit in … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month

Story Types: The Novel

Two weeks ago, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story types are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear. On the surface, we have two types of stories: the novel and the short story. We began … Continue reading Story Types: The Novel