Sometimes writers get caught up in the small, visual details; fall prey to “white room syndrome”; or have zero balance and over- and under-describe spontaneously. Here are my tips on writing description. // Word Count: 1127 Continue Reading Literary Tips: Description
A how-to guide for using literary devices and techniques in your writing. From allusion to zeugma, you’ll learn more terms than you thought existed in the Literature Studies jargon. I studied literature and languages; you can trust me.
Line edits are the edits I know I get distracted to do while revising. Here are my tips on how to approach them after your developmental edits. // Word Count: 879 Continue Reading Self-Editing Tips: Line Edits
Here are a few tips to adapt your dreams to be used in stories! // Word Count: 600 Continue Reading How to Use Dreams for Writing
Tips on how to identify if your conflicts, characters, and setting work together to the benefit of you writing. // Word Count: 506 Continue Reading Literary Tips: Weaving Plot, Character, and Setting
Some tips for the first round of revisions on a novel: developmental edits! // Word Count: 731 Continue Reading Self-Editing Tips: Developmental Edits
An overview of how symbolism plays a role in poetry and prose, and how you can strengthen symbols in your own writing. // Word Count: 557 Continue Reading Literary Tips: Symbolism
A short lesson—and my personal advice—on one of the most basic (or rather, well-known) literary devices available to writers. // Word Count: 817 Continue Reading Literary Tips: Metaphor