Sometimes, to get the pen ink flowing, you need a good writing prompt or exercise. I don't use them that often, but when I do use them, I always find them to be very helpful in getting me back into that writing mood. Whether you go through these all in one day or you do… Continue reading Here are 5 Random Fantasy Writing Prompts to Get You Writing
If you've been a part of the writer community for long, you may have heard of a writing ritual. Usually, rituals consist of a writer's favorite snack, the essential fingerless writing gloves, a lit candle or two, and of course, a laptop ready to go. I personally love the idea of writing rituals. I have… Continue reading The Top 5 Things Your Writing Ritual Needs
Any fantasy writer knows that writing cannot begin without world-building. Now, some writers go for the basics like location, food, and language while others go way deeper like the type of garbage disposal the world has. No matter how intricate you are with planning your world, there is a good chance you have an idea… Continue reading Your World Needs a Map
When writing, I often find myself using the same basic descriptive words when talking about someone's voice. I'll often say it's high-pitched or it's husky or it's soft-spoken, but that's as far as my list goes. It can really help your writing when you have a variety of descriptive words to use, particularly when it… Continue reading Voice Descriptors for your Characters
Some writers love the silence of the early morning or the late night while they write. Some love the soft white noise of a cafe or a library as they type. Then, there are those writers who love ambient sounds and music without leaving the comfort of their home. I am the latter. I have… Continue reading Ambient Sounds and Music for Writers
As a writer, I am all too familiar with writer's block. I wish I'd never been acquainted with it, and yet here we are. When I do find myself blocked and uninspired, I find that looking at someone else's art is very inspiring. I like to think that though I may never get to explore… Continue reading When the Well is Dry, Find an Artist
Here, you will find three important tools to add to your query process tool kit.