I’m taking a course on fantasy literature. For free. Online. Without needing any prior experience. Yep. That’s a thing. Today I’m talking about this fantasy literature course and MOOCs.
A few weeks back I handed in a 100-word story to a writing contest. A hundred words. That is one crazy number. How can you tell anything in 100 words? I just gave it a shot and it turned out pretty good. Along the way I noticed a few interesting things and learned more afterwards as flash fiction is quite an interesting art form.
As an aspiring writer, you will most likely hear it often: give your finished story to alpha and beta readers. It took me some googling and many episodes of Writing Excuses before I really grasped what alphas and betas are about. Simply put, alpha and beta readers are test readers. They are provided with a […]
Three days ago I published a “Me Too” post on my Facebook wall and it all flooded back to me. I realised that… yes, me too. I didn’t want to post it then and there what had happened, scared of other’s opinions. I realised the day after that being silent was not the way to go. Far too many have been silent and the problem is still around. So… I’m telling my story.
Time. There is always something to do and never enough moments during the day to actually get some writing done. I’ve been struggling with exactly that. There’s not going to be more time in a day and my schedule won’t change. However, there are different ways in which I can up my word count without needing more hours.
Authors do things differently. Some claim they shouldn’t read as they are afraid they will copy another author’s writing style. Most writers I talk to swear by reading in order to learn how to write. Should we read in order to write better? Or should we not get distracted by what others do and just follow our own paths?
Here’s me, latching onto a new writing schedule, both for my blog ánd for my story. Writing this here means there’s an incentive for me to stick with my schedule. So what will I be doing?
And here I thought I wasn’t a podcast kind of gal. Well, I’m six seasons into Writing Excuses and, guess what, I’m addicted! This podcast is awesome for anyone, who wants to learn more about writing.
It’s been a little over a year since I’ve started meeting up with my writing group and I must say it has been of great help! I thought I’d open up and share how we’ve organised our writing group (and secretly try to convince you to start a writing group as well).
At times I come across some amazing tools that help me to learn more about writing techniques. Last week was one of those times when I was introduced by a writer friend to the Brandon Sanderson lectures. Brandon Sanderson is a wonderful high fantasy writer known for – amongst other series – his Mistborn novels. And, […]