[Writing Tip #11] Stretch The Rubber Band

[Writing Tip #11] Stretch The Rubber Band

Writing Tip 11 is a little more complicated than the others, but it’s really quite cool. It’s simply this: the greatest key to effective writing is tension seeks resolution. You don’t want to write stories where your readers can easily guess or know what’s going...
[Writing Tip #12] Write In Your Own Voice

[Writing Tip #12] Write In Your Own Voice

Writing Tip 12: effective writing flows from using your own voice. I don’t know if anything is more important. We don’t need more sound-alikes in this world—we need unique people. Maybe you don’t like your voice, which is okay, you can work on it....
How To Motivate Your Child To Write

How To Motivate Your Child To Write

How do you motivate your child to write? Motivation is an interesting thing, and we often miss the fact that there are a couple of important components. Most of us get stuck because we both want to do something AND don’t want to do it. This is common with motivating a...

C.S. Lewis Best Writing Advice

His advice? Write by ear not by eye. My son, Forrest, shot me this quote which affirms what I’ve been teaching for years: You are too fond of long adverbs like “dignifiedly”, which are not nice to pronounce. I hope, by the way, you always write by...