Deadlines. No one likes them. I have just about as much enthusiasm for them as Douglas Adams did when he wrote the passage, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” When I'm nearing a deadline I have a constant, unbearable tightness in my chest, the same feeling I get when there's an impending visit from my mother-in-law. Now, that's saying something. But, as awful as these feelings are, deadlines can be a helpful way to keep your writing on tra
When you think of literary devices, what comes to mind? Foreshadowing? Personification? In this post I’m going to be breaking down what literary devices actually are, and how understanding them can help you in your writing endeavors. To jump into it, you first need to understand that literary devices can actually be split into two categories, as suggested on literarydevices.net. I believe splitting it up can help us remember what their functions are and how best to use them.
We all want to grow as writers, but in order to do so sometimes we have to step outside of our comfort zone. If you're anything like me, then some of the following ways we can do this will probably intimidate you and even scare you. Writing conferences! EEK! So many people! Other writers reading my work! NO WAY! I know, I know. Deep breathe. I do, however, assure you that every single one of these tips will make you a stronger, more confident writer. So suck it up and start g