We dream of becoming authors.
We want to write meaningful stories. Stories that readers will love.
It takes courage to be a writer. It takes courage to believe in yourself.
We want to encourage you to keep dreaming and keep working toward your goal.
Your dream can come true.
We have written articles hoping to inspire you.
Maybe you will gain some insights that will help you write a better story.
We have included links to other articles that might assist you in writing short stories, novels, or any kind of fiction.
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John & Patty
How to Engage your Readers with a Theme
A Compelling Theme Produces an Inner Richness to Your Story. I know, you say, I am writing a murder mystery, I don’t need a theme. Guess What? Every story needs a theme, a moral premise, if it is to be memorable. From ancient times stories have been told and retold about virtuous heroes and heroines. Audiences Read More »
How to Choose a Point-of-View for your Story
Choosing a point-of-view can be tricky. When John first started writing, we did what most writers do; we wrote in first-person. It was John’s story and he wanted to tell it in his own voice. Our more recent writing has been done in third person. We have found several advantages to writing Read More »
How to Keep a Creative Writing Journal
If you have always wanted to be a writer, this tip can get you started. Creative writing can be difficult and challenging at times. It should also be fun and immensely satisfying. If you see creative writing as a job, it will be exhausting. Creative writing allows you to express your own unique thoughts, feelings, Read More »
How to Engage Your Readers
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How to Grow Your Creativity and Write Better Fiction
Carry a notebook or iPad to improve your creativity Here is an idea that will help you increase your ability to imagine or write especially visual scenes. When you see something special, write down what you saw. Be descriptive. Use your creativity. Capture your feelings so later, a day, a week a year, you can Read More »