creative writing



4 Life Lessons from 20 Days on the Road
Starting on July 8th until July 28th, I was on a road trip with my roommate, her brother, and his girlfriend. As you can imagine, it was an immensely awesome experience interspersed with outrageously un-awesome moments that make up this strange passing we call life. Since I didn’t have reliable […]

4 Life Lessons from 20 Days on the Road






how to write useful flashbacks
See also: How to Write Dream Sequences Why use flashbacks? Flashbacks are fun to write. And in early drafts, they are super helpful for showing you who your characters are and where they come from. However, as with visions and dream sequences, it can be difficult to discern whether or not […]

How to Write Useful Flashbacks




how to write microfiction
What is microfiction? Is it different from flash fiction? Microfiction is fiction that is written in 300 words or less. It encompasses forms such as the six-word story, twitterature (140 character story), dribble (50 words) and drabble (100 words). Microfiction is a subset of flash fiction. That is, all microfiction […]

How to Write Microfiction for Beginners


how to write dream sequences
Should I use a dream sequence? Dreams in literature tend to serve one of three purposes: to foreshadow (either as a direct prophecy or as a tip-off to the reader), to tell about a character’s inner torment, or to be a flashback. Dreams can be seen as gimmicky because they […]

How to Write Dream Sequences that Don’t Suck



how to write every day
Why should I write every day? The only way to get better at writing is to write more. If you’ve been writing for any amount of time, you know how painful looking back at any earlier pieces is. (Heck, even when editing your own work you may recognize that agonizing […]

How to Write Every Day