10 Brilliant Tips for Writing Fiction Inspired by Famous Authors

Discover Your Story in the Act of Writing It’s natural to want to know where your story is headed or at the very least, know that you are not wasting your time — especially on something as grand as the first draft of a novel — but it’s not always easy to relinquish control and let the act of writing itself discover your story. Yet often it is in doing […]

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15 Secrets to Achieving Your Creative Goals Every Day

Achieve your creative goals with ease and purpose every day with these tips from successful creatives Every creative soul knows that creativity, enthusiasm and inspiration too, cannot be consistently sustained or even necessary to do the work. In fact, showing up regardless of a dip in drive or plummet of passion, is what separates the aspiring writers […]

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10 Quick Tips for Writing Fiction By Andrew Motion

1 Decide when in the day (or night) it best suits you to write, and organise your life accordingly. 2 Think with your senses as well as your brain. “Think with your senses as well as your brain.” #writetip Click To Tweet 3 Honour the miraculousness of the ordinary. “Honour the miraculousness of the ordinary.” […]

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9 Potent Ways to Use Music to Enhance Your Writing

Amp up your creativity and your sounds with these nine ways to enhance your writing using music. Plato said that ‘music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything,’ while Nietzsche believed that a “life without music is a mistake.” Much like writing, it can transport us to a […]

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15 Ocean-Inspired Storytelling Tools & Tips

Every writer has days where they feel a little deflated, distracted or depleted of wonder — especially when working on a project as grand as a novel. With short fiction too, it’s natural for this ebb and flow. Although each of us must find our own process, if your writing runs a little dry or you’re feeling uninspired, try these […]

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10 Rules for Writing Fiction by Helen Dunmore

Due to exceeding my silly [CRPS] limitations through the love, necessity and unquenchable want of writing, there’s a slight delay on longer offerings but not wishing to leave you short-changed, here novelist, poet, children’s book author, and essayist, Helen Dunmore, offers ten of her finest fiction writing tips. 1. Finish the day’s writing when you still want to continue. […]

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Rainer Maria Rilke on Writing Being Your Purpose and Judging Art

Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: […]

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7 Ways to Embrace Vulnerability and Write Your Truth

When you create with openness, with a willingness to trust and be vulnerable for your art, your writing is all the more authentic and true because it is uncensored, drawn from the deepest part of yourself — pure feeling articulated on the page — but it can be hard to share our truths, to write without censor, especially when the […]

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Creative Confidence: How to Believe in Yourself [and Your Art]

“Self-confidence grows every time you keep a promise to yourself.” —Asha Dornfest Sometimes everything just feels right. You feel confident and relaxed, as if life and your creative projects are all swimming along sweetly. Other times, a fluctuation in your creativity, subtle anxiety or momentary doubt can knock your confidence and lead you to question everything you […]

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John Steinbeck’s 6 Tips for the Aspiring Writer

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden […]

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