It’s a funny thing, inspiration. So often, it seems like some elusive magical feeling that grants us its presence every now and then, whereas its absence makes us lethargic and the world uninteresting. Which is understandable. We connect feeling inspired with the dopamine rush of motivation we get after an idea pops into our heads. […]
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Writing characters that feel alive, that feel like they are flesh-and-bones humans, that feel like they breathe, is crucial to all storytelling. But how do you achieve that?
The following is a list of self-care advice, writers edition. These are tips to help achieve creative well-being focused on a writer’s lifestyle, but I do believe they might help everyone that wants to grow as a person.
Today, we dive into the deep waters of perfectionism in writing. Very similarly to last week’s post on impostor syndrome, I have to tell you that dealing with perfectionism and writing is most effective when it is not isolated to one area of your life. Because chances are, if your perfectionist nature is holding you […]
Most of us have experienced impostor syndrome at least at some point in out lives. Furthermore, most of us are familiar with it as writers as well. So today, I will share some tips on how to deal with “impostor syndrome writer edition”. But first things first. What is impostor syndrome? It’s a psychological pattern […]
Dealing with rejection is an inherent part of being a writer. You’ve probably heard that, right? Instead of addressing that today myself, I want to show you examples. Because that can be way more powerful. And I always find it inspiring to hear famous authors talk about rejection. Authors on rejection I love my rejection […]
Ah, love. The source of infinite story ideas, conflicts, and character goals. A person’s relationship status is one of the biggest factors in their lifestyle. Naturally, that translates to our fictional characters as well. This is very clear in the romance genre but can often be overlooked or carelessly handled in many other genres. So […]
Dialogues can be great idea starters. There is a cool exercise you can do if you ever wish to find some story inspiration. You take a walk, maybe sit down in a cafe, ride a bus… Basically, go anywhere with a lot of people conversing. Then just listen to the fragments of their conversations. Write […]