Author: Miles Oliver

Being part of a Writing Group
Being part of a Writing Group

Authors to Read to Improve Your Writing

Authors to Read to Improve Your Writing

As a writer, you should never stop improving. Your goal should be to hone your craft for the rest of your life. Time, experience, and creativity will all help with that. You’ll learn from mistakes, focus on aspects of your writing you’d like to change, and determine where you would like to grow.

 

However, improvement often requires inspiration. 

 

Reading is essential for writers. It can help you learn new and different skills. Whether you want to read pieces that teach you how to become a better writer, or you’re more interested in fiction stories that improve your communication and emotional intelligence, you should never stop soaking up the works of other notable authors. 

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5 Tips for Fantasy Writing

5 Tips for Fantasy Writing

Writing fantasy is a great way to let your creative imagination shine through in every word. There are truly no limits to the worlds you can create and the situations you can bring to life. That being said, fantasy writers make mistakes from time to time.

 

The best fantasy stories include everything from well-developed magic systems to complex characters and descriptive, dream-like settings. Putting these elements together with conflict, classism, and even a little bit of chaos can create an unbelievable story. However, with so many moving parts it can sometimes seem overwhelming to create a fantasy story readers will enjoy. 

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Turning Real Life Experiences Into Horror Stories

Turning Real Life Experiences Into Horror Stories

It’s estimated that 60% of men and 50% of women will experience some type of trauma in their lives. That can occur from childhood events, relationship issues, or even witnessing a horrifying event or natural disaster without directly being a part of it. 

 

Those situations are difficult to get through and can have lasting negative effects. So, it might seem counterproductive to turn those difficult feelings into even darker material. However, research has shown that engaging with the horror genre can actually make it easier to process those feelings in healthier ways. 
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10 Relaxing Activities to Rediscover Your Writing Voice

10 Relaxing Activities to Rediscover Your Writing Voice

No matter how much you love writing and no matter how creative you are, it’s not always easy to be inspired. That’s especially true when you write for a living, and you hit some creative roadblocks. 

 

The dreaded “writer’s block” can affect anyone. Even if you’re still putting out content, it can sometimes feel like you’re not speaking in your true voice. 

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How to Introduce Teen Writers to Age-Appropriate Horror Writing

How to Introduce Teen Writers to Age-Appropriate Horror Writing

Scary movies and TV shows that appeal to teens and young adults have been around for years. Though some horror is not appropriate for younger minds, there are plenty of examples of horror in literature, movies, and TV that is generally harmless and can be a lot of fun for teens to engage with. 

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