Blogging for Beginners: How To Find Your Niche

So you want to start a blog: great! You're a person with a lot to say, with varying opinions on various subjects... some strong, some not. You know you want to start a blog, and yet even with everything you have to say, you have no idea who to target, or what to call them. [...]

How To Use a Tumblr Blog for Writing Inspiration

There are many different methods and tools to utilize in order to gather and maintain your creative writing inspirations. Some people identify best with music, others with a notebook and their own brief musings, while others do best with visual inspirations. I am definitely in the latter category: I need something to look at, relate [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Writing Sessions

I've done it. You've done it. We've all done it. You get a surge of inspiration to work on your manuscript, add another chapter to that smutty fan-fiction, or you've got an assignment glaring you in the face with the unkempt eyebrows of a looming deadline. You sit down, align your fingers with the keyboard [...]

A Guide to Creating Characters Worth Remembering: Forum Edition

Forum roleplay is its own animal: many characters come and go, some live, most die, but most of all there is constant outside influence on your characters based on the forum's world, theme, and most of all other people's characters. Unlike a short story or novel where you control the outcome of everyone in your [...]