Turning Ideas Into Words

Great Opening Lines

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a strong story, must be in want of an enticing opening line. This is so universally acknowledged, in fact, that it barely needs repeating anymore. But I’m going to anyway. The first line of your novel/short story/novella/whatever you are working on is what… Continue reading Great Opening Lines

Turning Ideas Into Words

Overwriters -v- Underwriters

First of all, let’s just be clear: there should be no negative connotations for being either an Overwriter or an Underwriter. These are not criticisms of style, but rather indications of the starting point of your writing process. By the end of your process, a reader should not be able to tell if you are… Continue reading Overwriters -v- Underwriters

Turning Ideas Into Words

Creative Discipline

Creative Discipline: “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” – Anne Tyler. I am constantly confronted with this dilemma...