Flashbacks can be a powerful tool in fiction writing, but they can also be overused and distracting. As a writer, it's important to understand why to use flashbacks and how to write them effectively. There's a lot to cover here, so I'm breaking it … [Continue reading] about Flashbacks Part 1: Why Use Them?
Writing is a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be incredibly uncertain. There are times when it feels like everything is going according to plan, and other times when nothing seems to be going right. As an aspiring writer, … [Continue reading] about Dealing With Uncertainty
When we, as writers, set our expectations too high, it can create a sense of pressure and anxiety that can be paralyzing. I have found this to be true on the grand scale as well as in quieter, more nuanced ways (and it's one of the many things I … [Continue reading] about Check Your Expectations
Amy Meyerson's third book, The Love Scribe, which came out earlier this year, is a charming story about love in all of its many manifestations. It's Amy's third book (after The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects) and her first to dip into a … [Continue reading] about Author Interview: Amy Meyerson
When I tell people that mindfulness forms the basis for how I teach writing I often watch their eyes glaze over. I can almost see what they're picturing: me with flowers in my hair, sitting in a drum circle, eyes gently closed, swaying from side to … [Continue reading] about Why Kindness Matters
The ability to write convincing dialogue is an essential skill for any fiction writer. Dialogue can make or break a story. It is a crucial element in storytelling that brings characters to life and helps readers connect with them. Good dialogue … [Continue reading] about Write Convincing Dialogue
Charlotte Maya's memoir, Sushi Tuesdays, came out in February. It's about her husband's suicide, and I will admit to being a little daunted by the subject matter when I first heard about it. Nobody likes to think about such devastating loss, but … [Continue reading] about Author Interview: Charlotte Maya