how to improve your writing



Because our world is so fast-paced, it can be difficult to make time to look at your writing again before you submit it. However, using a one-draft approach to writing is a mistake that many of us have to make simply because we don’t have time to work on more than […]

Why Revision is the Most Important Writing You Do


How to Write When You Don't Have Time to Write
I shouldn’t be writing this right now because between a huge event I’m putting on for my college and my senior project I have enough to do. But here I am, pattering away at my keyboard so that you can learn something useful. Our relationship to time is odd You live […]

How to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write



How to Expand Your Vocabulary
Most of the writerly advice I hear and share boils down to this: keep it simple. From sentence structure to grammar and even your vocabulary, if you want to communicate, you need to simplify. Why bother making your personal bank of words complex when you only need to use the […]

How to Expand Your Vocabulary


Why You Should Write Fanfiction
As a reader and as a writer I have faced a lot of strongly mixed reviews about fanfiction. On the one hand, many of my high school writer friends have published and regularly read fanfiction on the Internet. On the other hand, many of my college writer friends scoff at fanfiction […]

Why You Should Write Fanfiction


3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics
See also: How to Write Songs that Suck I prefer lyrically-driven songs to music-driven songs because I think lyrics are a song’s backbone. But lyrics—especially good lyrics—are hard to write. And even after writing 40+ songs for myself, I’m still not sure I’ve ever written a good lyric. You will need […]

3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics



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 determine your audience
“Be mindful of your audience,” my teachers would tell me. “Write to your peers/your elders/your town/your country/etc.,” they would encourage our class. “Don’t use language that your audience wouldn’t use.” And I have to agree that as a writer you should be mindful of your audience. Knowing your audience helps […]

How to Determine Your Audience


What is a photo essay? A photo essay is like a film, except instead of using moving pictures you use still ones. It’s also like an essay, but instead of using paragraphs and grammar you use images and color and photographic technique to argue. Photo essays tell a story with […]

How to Write a Photo Essay



awesome apps and programs for writers
Truth is, if you’re a writer then I’m hoping you’re already using some or all of these programs. But if you’re just getting started or looking to expand your ability, I have some suggestions for you. Here are 6 of the best programs and apps (in no particular order) for […]

6 Awesome Apps and Programs for Writers