When to Give Up On Your Writing Project … and When to Keep Going

When to Give Up On Your Writing Project … and When to Keep Going

When to Give Up On Your Writing Project (and When to Keep Going) This post was originally published in January 2016 and updated in September 2020. Have you ever given up on a big writing project part-way through – perhaps after months or years of work? I’ve abandoned...
Nine Different Ways Writers Can Make Money by Writing

Nine Different Ways Writers Can Make Money by Writing

Nine Different Ways Writers Can Make Money by Writing This post was first published in February 2016. It was revised and updated in September 2020. Do you sometimes feel like you’ll never make any money (or enough money) from your writing? Perhaps the money...
Five Straightforward Ways to Create Stronger Characters

Five Straightforward Ways to Create Stronger Characters

Five Straightforward Ways to Create Stronger Characters This post was originally published in October 2017 and updated in September 2020. If your story doesn’t have strong, compelling characters … you’ll struggle to get readers. However intricate your...
Should You Ever Edit While You’re Writing?

Should You Ever Edit While You’re Writing?

Should You Ever Edit While You’re Writing? This post was originally published in October 2017 and updated in August 2020. A lot of writers will say that you should never, ever edit when you’re writing. You can even get software that disables the backspace key or that...
Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer?

Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer?

Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer? This post was originally published in March 2016, and updated in August 2020. An email from an Aliventures reader landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Am I too old to become a writer?” I opened it up, assuming...