Exercise your creative muscle to stay on top of your game. You can do it without any tools, just use your mind. Find more ways to be creative.
Writers have their own reading habits and they sometimes change when they’re actively working on a first draft. Here’s what I do and don’t read.
I don’t believe in writer’s block. Three things are responsible for being unable to create and here are some tips to fix them.
Not the blank page, but the second draft is what Tessa fears most. About dealing with criticism and bannishing perfection to finish a manuscript.
Turning thirty has Tessa reminiscing about the past decade. She talks about how she realised that writing fiction was what she wanted to do most and how she got to that point.
Everyone has secrets, but some more than others. Give a character a dark secret and suddenly they become much more interesting. Use this secret to heighten the suspense in your story. Keep the mystery alive until the very end.
‘Small Towns’ are the perfect setting for a story and many writers create their own town for their mysteries, romances and adventures. This week Tessa explains why she likes stories set in small towns so much, no matter what the genre is.
Tessa reflects on a month of writing daily. She’s learned what she should do and shouldn’t do.
This week Tessa talks about the urgency of finishing that first draft. That means there are something you can’t do, like editing.
Today, Raven fires off a quick stream of consciousness about being inspired by things that might draw scorn (or worse).