Tag: Creative Writing
When I was coming up to graduating from my BA in Creative Writing, I received no guidance from the uni or anyone else about what to do next. Frankly, no one knew what to do with me. I was only cut out for sitting in a darkened room with a typewriter on my own with no money for the rest of my life…right?
I believe that the key ingredients of all great writing are the same.
However, many writers don’t feel this way.
Novelists often find copywriting soul-destroying and avoid it as much as possible.
But if you want to reach more people—and compel those people to purchase your books—you need to work on your copywriting.
If you don’t, you won’t create a connection with your audience and they’ll be much less likely to purchase anything from you.
The deeper the connection you create with your reader, the more likely you’ll be to compel them into action.
Here are 9 literary techniques you can use in your copywriting that prove copywriting and fiction writing aren’t so different after all.Read More
Categorising fiction between short stories, novels, and novellas is about so much more than just the number of words. It’s also about genre, the story’s complexity, and character development.
Word counts vary depending on whom you ask, but the general consensus is that a novel is over 50,000 words, a short story under 20,000, and a novella anything in between.
However, this can be broken down further. And, to make matters complicated, some things overlap…Read More
Life is stressful. It’s even more stressful when you have to come home from a tough day at work then sit down and write. How do you shake off the day’s stresses and focus on your fiction? (Or nonfiction or poetry?) How do you give your characters the attention they deserve?Read More
Ever considered taking a creative writing class but then wondered if it’s worth the time and money?
Ever thought that you could just learn everything you need about writing from a book?
Ever wondered just what creative writing classes teach anyway?Read More
This is a guest post by Cathy Bryant. There are hundreds of writing competitions held every year, often with tempting prizes, yet many writers don’t enter. There might be good reasons for this in some cases, but I’ve...Read More
We’ve all dreamt of creating a world as well-respected and worshipped as J.K.Rowling’s Wizarding World. We’d be lying if we said that we didn’t. Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible for most of us. It’s sad, but true. While it’s important to aim big, it’s also important to be realistic in what we can achieve as writers. The truth is, no matter what path we choose, fewer and fewer writers each year make a living from what they write, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, or even journalism. Here are 6 writing myths and the realities behind them.Read More
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