understanding show don't tell

Understanding “Show, Don’t Tell”

If you’re a writer, you’ve definitely heard the advice, “Show, don’t tell.” It’s impossible not to hear it. It’s everywhere. It’s in articles about the best writing advice, and it’s in articles about terrible writing advice. So, which is it? Well, it can be either depending on your understanding of the phrase. Most people parrot …

how to balance writing and life

How to Balance Writing and Life

Most writers cannot afford to stay home and write all day. The majority of us balance writing with our daily lives, including work, managing a household, and maybe even kids. This can make writing seem like a chore because you’re exhausted. So, how do you balance writing and life? Create manageable goals By manageable, I …

how to self-edit

How to Self-Edit

I’m going to preface this by saying while it’s important to know how to self-edit, you often need both self-editing and professional editing. This depends on what you’re writing. If you’re a blogger, you probably don’t need a copyeditor. If you’re writing a book, you definitely will at some stage. Regardless, you need a polished …