The Process of Pen and Paper: How Do You Write Best?

Learning how to write is probably the most obstructive roadblock of a blossoming writer’s journey. I’m not talking about the commas and clauses; I’m talking about the physicality of it–the very real process of sitting down in a chair and putting words onto paper. In my experience, every writer is different and so uses a different method. Discovering your method…

Fanfiction: The Art of Recreation

Fanfiction is a relatively new style of creative writing – one that has been faced with adversity from long-time players in the field who struggle to find respect for what they see as a juvenile and shallow genre. Although the term “fanfiction” is loosely defined, it can be understood as any writing which makes use…

What to Expect from a Content Editor

While attending the University of Washington, I was given the unique and wholly valuable opportunity to intern as a slush pile reader for a local literary agency. I can’t pretend it was a glamorous experience, but I neither wished nor expected it to be. It was like a child peering under the hood of a…

How to Begin your Novel

It is altogether too common for a story to remain uncompleted solely because it was never actually begun. Folks often say that they do not understand how to begin to write, and thinking back to the first days of my own writing career, I can absolutely sympathize. While there is no one correct method to begin a story,…