The Most Important Thing To Remember When You Write Your Memoir

Writing A Memoir? Narrow Your Focus

If you want to write a memoir you need to learn how to focus on what you need to include. You need to limit extraneous storylines and narrow your focus. Narrow Your Focus & Stick To Your Theme As I explained in a previous post,…
Harry Potter And The Not Very Good Writing

Harry Potter And The Not Very Good Writing

Now, now, Potterheads. Put down your wands. I’m warded against your curses anyway. I don’t want to bash your fandom – just the poor style of its creator. I love Star Wars, but George Lucas is a poor filmmaker (He’s not Rian [pronounced Ryan] Johnson [1]…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

In a previous post, we discussed the sonnet, which has a specific structure and is divided into stanzas with a set number of lines, which must then have the right number of syllables, for example. So, it seems easy to say that Free Verse is…
Why You Don’t Need To Put Everything In Your Book

Why You Don’t Need To Put Everything In Your Book

One of the main reasons beginner writers don't finish their books is because they try to put everything into the story. If you want to write a novel, you need to follow some basic rules. You need to limit the number of your characters. You…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems - The Sonnet

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Sonnet

In the coming months I would like to discuss various forms of poetry, including today's topic: The Sonnet. There are many, many different kinds of poems. Some have very little, or seemingly no structure, like free verse poetry, and others have rigid guidelines and even…
Joy Williams' 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story

Joy Williams’ 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story

Joy Williams is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novels include The Quick and the Dead and State of Grace. She was born 11 February 1944. She explores 'the failure of life in America, from a spiritual as well as economic perspective, as a virtual certainty.…
What's The Difference Between An Autobiography And A Memoir?

What’s The Difference Between An Autobiography And A Memoir?

What is the difference between an Autobiography and a Memoir? Both memoirs and autobiographies are based on truth and both require lots of research, but there are significant differences between the two. An Autobiography: Is usually written by a famous person. Makes use of documentary…
How meditation improves your writing

How Meditation Can Improve Your Writing

Are you feeling stuck or off focus with your writing? This infographic from GrammarCheck shows us how meditation can help! See the infographic here: Grammar Check by Jennifer Frost If you are looking for more infographics, you might like these: 7 Secrets Of Advanced English Writing…