Writing Tips and Prompts

6 Tips for Naming Your Characters

Who else LOVES naming characters? That’s right. We all do. I can spend hours just browsing baby name websites. Google thinks that I’m pregnant and keeps trying to sell me baby booties. Which, you know, are adorable, but what I’m actually after is the perfect name for New Character #847. It’s only natural to want […]

5 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School

Some writing tricks are great for essays, but terrible for novels. These school writing skills should stay in the classroom.

We’ve all been to school, right? (I hope we’ve all been to school.) And, likely as not, that’s where we all got the majority of our writing practice. From our first sentences to our final papers, we learned about everything from grammar to punctuation to structure to form. And those skills are, like, 97% transferable […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Write (And/Or Edit)

Some surefire strategies that'll get you writing...even when you really, really, really don't want to.

No matter how much you love writing, there’s going to come a point when it just. Sucks. Maybe you’ve been working a lot of overtime and you have no energy left. Maybe your creative muse has decided to drop everything and go to the Bahamas for a three-week vacation. Maybe you’ve been editing nonstop and […]