All posts tagged: Writing tips for writers

Keeping The Creative Juices Flowing, #3

“This topic is a series. From time to time, I will be dishing out practical advice based on my writing experiences that have worked for me.” *Watch a movie/video One of the best description scenes I’ve enjoyed pulling off came from watching a 3-second part of a scene in a movie. In my mind I had an idea of what this scene should look like in my book but time and again it remained too foggy to describe on paper or screen what I saw in my mind. The general idea just kept floating in my mind but never letting me grasp it, it was so frustrating. I’m sure you writers know what I’m talking about. I experienced this untamable fog while trying to describe a large property in my book. I went ahead and finished the manuscript hoping that by then I would have developed the description well enough to do a satisfactory job but this fog just plain refused to give way. Well, I had to get on somehow if I would declare …

Writers: Keeping The Creative Juice Flowing, #1

“This topic is a series. From time to time, I will be dishing out practical advice based on my writing experiences that have worked for me.” *Read a book that is in your genre but not your typical selection. This may sound old or not useful but it works. I know this first hand. It is especially useful when your story is stuck at a point where it needs a twist but you have no idea how to go forward. Reading something different from your typical selection gives you a fresh perspective and a jumpstart in a way that you couldn’t have achieved on your own, and this keeps your writing ability healthy with a sense of freshness that it not typical in your genre so that it sets you apart as a unique brand. It is also useful for any writer’s block at any point in time. And what exactly do I mean by a book in your genre that is not your typical selection? If your favorite genre is romance and your typical …