Distractions. They get the best of us—encouraging us to procrastinate when we know there’s a ton of work to do. Maybe that’s part of the problem. We don’t want to work when we know there’s a lot on our plates. Writing doesn’t have to be a chore, but if you’re struggling to pull yourself back into work, try these tricks!
We’ve all had it happen to us. One moment we are thriving on imagination, running on creative fuel, and our fingertips rush to keep up with our story. Next, we are struggling to formulate a fitting sentence, unable to find that deep-rooted connection that gives our story life and makes us feel like we’re one with our characters. So, how do we fight this? How do we rediscover our imagination and defeat writer’s block?
An idea forms, and you’re madly trying to write it down before it dwindles and fades and you forget you even had this magical concept in your grasp. But HOW do you show what you see in your head? HOW can you articulate those scenes and characters, if they’re all in your imagination? In this post, I aim to help you bring your awesome idea to life!
How does an author discover their writing style? Well, it may sound like something that's innate but it's certainly not that simple. Finding a writing style that's best for you takes a lot of work and a few tries before some authors get it right. Like anything in life, authors have to practice, practice, practice!
Guest Post featuring author and literary agent Caroline George.
Like visual art, writing carries a subjective quality. One reader may adore the book. Another may give the story a thumbs down. Since literary agents are readers, they also view writing through a subjective lens. Each agent determines a submission’s worth based on their personal rubric—platform, plot, genre, writing style, etc. Check out Caroline George’s tips on how you can appeal to literary agents.