Creative Writing Tips

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We firmly believe learning to write creatively should be fun. At the end of each tip you will find a challenge.

We hope the challenge will make learning more fun. You have the opportunity to practice the writing skill taught in the Article. Each tip includes examples.

Join us on this journey to become better writers. Come back each month to learn a new skill. Vote on the submissions from last month’s article.

Tell us what you think. We are continually trying to improve both our website and our writing.

What is The Challenge?

The challenge is your chance to show what you have learned from our writing tips. Each month we post a new technique with tips and a new challenge. You can submit your challenge to our website.

Each month we select five submissions, which we feel are the best examples. We post these selections by the fifth of each month.

This gives you the opportunity to see how other writers apply the technique. Once they are posted you will be able to vote on the submission you think is best.

Happy Writing

John & Patty

Prepositions Can be Confusing

prepositions are confusing

  Are you confused by Prepositions? Prepositions can be mystifying. We hope this article will clear up some of the mystery. A preposition shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. We say prepositional phrase because a preposition needs a noun make sense. The noun completes the phrase.   Example:  Up Read More »

How to Tease Your Readers With Hints

hints keep your readers wondering

Category: tension/conflict I love hints. They are one device to keep the reader engaged in your story. A hint can point your readers in the direction you plan to take your character or it can be a diversion to keep the reader guessing about what will happen. I like to keep the readers wondering, so they Read More »

How to Create Sensational Villains

Create Sensationaal Villians

Category: Character Development. Technique: Creating a villain. Every story needs some kind of villain. Something or someone who complicates life for the main character. In order for the hero/heroine to be strong, honorable and passionate, the writer must create a villain who is just as strong, evil and passionate. Even the most diabolical villain can Read More »