You often begin plotting your story with little in mind—a powerful image or an emotion that we want to capture, a clever idea for a twist.
Put the record on and play a little Glenn Miller. It’s time to get In the Mood to write.
You may not realize it, but as writers we are all on the same journey. We all start as wannabes, hoping to amaze audiences with our eloquence and powerful tales
Here are some ideas to help you increase your ability to write and to brainstorm.
The most productive writers, I’ve noticed, aren’t necessarily the ones with the most talent or the greatest skills. They may not be the most physically fit or even the most motivated. The most productive writers are the ones who get excited by their work.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit keeps you going.
How many new writers take the proper care with their words? How many truly listen?
As writers, we often struggle to learn how to entertain readers, to hook them into our stories, to please wide audiences, to keep them hanging onto our every word.
When I fell in love with the idea of writing novels, it was after reading my favorite novel of all time. I thought, I want to write stories like that, not realizing how big my dream really was.
When you’re writing a book, it’s important to take control of your reader’s emotions. You do this by creating sounds, images, or actions. Each time you create an emotional experience, it’s called an emotional beat.