When you’ve been writing for long enough, or once you’ve read enough how-to books for writers, you start to notice just how similar all the “different” advice you’re getting sounds. In Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative, veteran writer Chuck Wendig has crafted an irreverent guide to the one thing every writer should be striving for: how to tell good stories.
So you want to write a novel — now what? Well, unless you plan to pull 100,000-plus words from where the sun don’t shine, you’re going to want to do a bit of plotting before you begin. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how to plot your novel, but I’ve picked out five methods you can use to find success as a writer — whatever that means to you.Continue reading
One of my absolute least favorite things about being a freelance writer is trying to keep ideas flowing for multiple outlets. Some weeks, brainstorming for article topics feels like drawing blood from a stone. To come out on top, even in thin times, I’ve sourced a few locations where I know I can always find titles for blog posts. Continue reading
Photography is huge on the Internet. Websites are in constant need of images with higher resolutions, and the tastes of the audience — which determine which images get clicks and which don’t — change frequently. When you start blogging, finding free images for your blog can be one of the most intimidating tasks you face. This guide will make it all a lot less painful.
Plenty of people want to find writing jobs. Some want to be Actual Writers who make a living off of their poetry, fiction, essays, journalism, etc. Others simply have a niche: a profession, talent, or hobby they can talk about for money. Both categories have their pros and cons, and both can find writing jobs.