Writers, do you sometimes get so wrapped up in dialogue or action beats that you neglect some good, solid sensory description? Try a technique of grounding used to help sufferers of anxiety.
Often us writers want to create a perfect chapter right out of the gate. But this just isn’t practical.
The world is so jammed packed with details and input, it can lead to information overload. Nature, it turns out, has designed our bodies to cope with this flood of data.
There exists a space between the desire to write and actually sitting down to get the words on the page: This is the abyss. Too many writers fall into it and never return.
Everyone keeps telling us to think outside the box. But what if that’s the wrong advice?
Just like characters in a story, we are all traversing our own story. We have our own conflicts and obstacles to overcome.
Sitting down to write a novel can seem glamorous, but it takes a serious commitment in work and attitude. Yes, there’ll be those moments when the muses seems to sing and pure genius flows from your fingertips onto the page.
We’ve all fallen victim to the myth of the solitary genius, producing a finished piece of fiction or a stunning painting. Yet creative partnerships are more common than you might think.
Many creative people give up on their aspirations because they don’t see any measurable progress.
Werner Herzog once walked 515 miles to visit a dying friend because he knew that his friend wouldn’t dare expire before he got there.