A Writer’s Thanksgiving

As a writer, it can be easy to lose sight of what we are thankful for amid rejection letters, failed technology, and endless revisions. Today, the people of the United States take a day out of our lives to remember all the things for which we can be thankful (while eating amazing food and watching American football, of course). So, for this post, I came up with a few things for which a writer can be thankful…. Continue reading

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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.

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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 with short story lengths. Last week, we explored novellas. And today, we will talk about the novel. That will lead into a discussion about National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading

Story Types: Novellas

Last week, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story 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. Last week, we began with short story lengths. Today, we will explore story lengths that land between novel and short story. Next week, we will talk about the novel. That will lead into a discussion about National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading

Story Types: Short Stories

A question I have been asked of late is, how does the industry define various story lengths? Or, perhaps more specifically, other than a novel, what types of story writing 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. This week, we will begin small with short story lengths.Next week, we will explore story lengths that land between novel and short story. Finally, we will talk about the novel. That will lead into a discussion about National Novel Writing Month. Stay tuned! Continue reading