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
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.
Despite the pervasive rumor that our dependence on the Internet is killing the English language, in today’s economy, everyone needs to be able to write well. If you’re a job-seeker, you absolutely must develop your writing skills if you expect to succeed. Employers and savvy potential employees realize that email, text messages, social media posts, and professional apps – such as Slack, Google Docs, and Trello – all use written language in order to communicate, and having more competent writers on a team means having fewer mix-ups down the line.
When most people think of sonnets, only one name comes to mind: William Shakespeare. As we’ve seen in this series, although the sonnet form he used is the most well-known in the main, it is certainly not the only form. After mentioning it in the two previous tutorials in this series, we set our sights on the Shakespearean sonnet.