How Writers Write · Musings

What is pretentious writing?

So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other’s. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates’ stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates’ writing for being “too pretentious”. So what is it? But what… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?

Genres · How Writers Write

Fantasy isn’t just Escape

Studying Writing About Tough Topics There are endless books to capture the tougher things in life, because life is generally tough, and people write about life, don’t they? But some books capture the tougher things in life better than others. Even fantasy! Some would say that fantasy, the genre that is my very favorite, is… Continue reading Fantasy isn’t just Escape

How Writers Write · Writing Resources

Make Emotions Come to Life in Your Writing

I am so, so pleased to see this topic – my main topic of this blog, basically! – appear on Writer Unboxed. This post could be considered part of my series on writing your emotional truths, really, a sortof guest post, on another blog. Here is the link: Writer Unboxed studying emotional truth. Here are… Continue reading Make Emotions Come to Life in Your Writing

How Writers Write · Musings · My Writing

Writing From, or About, the Heart (YOUR Heart!)

Writing From the Heart If you read the mission statement on the right-hand column on this blog, you’ll see that writing from the heart is one important point. So, what exactly is writing from the heart? I’ve posted about these topics in these couple of posts about writing your truth – in short, this means,… Continue reading Writing From, or About, the Heart (YOUR Heart!)