writing process







“NO!” my friend shouted, upset. “What’s wrong?” I asked, leaving the kitchen to join them in the living room. “This company wants a cover letter in addition to a resume!” I understand why it can seem distressing to have to add a cover letter to a resume. It’s enough of […]

How to Write a Winning Application Cover Letter


My favorite poetic assignments were always the free verse poems. After however many weeks of sonnets, blank verse, haikus and other strict forms, it was nice to be able to just spew words. But after writing more poetry, I’ve found that free verse is just as much of a form as […]

How to Write Free Verse Poetry



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


How to Write for an Audience
See also: How to Determine Your Audience Readership is important to writership. Authors write to be read, even though writing for its own sake of writing can be therapeutic. Once you have a single person to represent your audience (read more about that here), you write to that person. So how […]

How to Write for an Audience


How to Write Outlines
See also: How to Write Any Essay For the most part, I never minded turning in papers in chunks. First draft, revised draft, final draft… it was an easy way to get completion points. I hated turning in outlines. How was I supposed to decide what I was going to write before I […]

How to Write Outlines (and why you need to write ...



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