Sometimes life throws a curveball you didn’t expect or want. And sometimes, just sometimes, it could be the thing you needed all along.
This month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m talking about Antagonists– why they’re important, how you should approach them, and what benefits you can get by considering them as a wholly rounded character. Are you ready to delve into the work of your favourite character’s main foil? If so, Sign up to my Newsletter … More Writing on Caffeine – April Edition
You are the only one who can make your dreams a reality. So make it happen.
It might not seem like it, but tell yourself the truth. You will finish this, one day. In the hardest, brutal parts of the creative journey, keep reminding yourself. You will finish.
You don’t have to have just one creative hobby. Have many, have a variety of them. Then you can re-fill your creative well in different ways.
Let’s talk about tropes – those storytelling shorthand cues that give the reader a clue as to what will happen next. In any kind of creative activity, you end up using shorthand triggers that act like cues to the reader. Used well, these cues can increase tension or help create an air of familiarity around … More Why Tropes are a good thing
The Beginning. The blank page staring at you. Taunting you. Don’t let it. The blank page is unwritten because it has endless possibilities. Seize them. Get started with your writing.
Dreams are supposed to be limitless creatures, sailing over the unrestricted waters of a reality where anything is possible. Don’t limit your dreams, not in that magical world. Don’t let reality tarnish them. Keep your hope, and your dreams, in the precious space in your heart.
You can’t do everything all of the time. You have to pace yourself. Take one thing at a time. And it’s okay if that thing isn’t your creative work. It’ll wait for you, when you come back to it. Just make sure you keep your pace.
Don’t forget to read widely. Stories you like, stories you hate, stories like your own project, stories completely different to your own project. To write, you have to read. Keep reading.