4 Ways to Create Empathy in Your Writing

4 Ways to Create Empathy in Your Writing

With the divisiveness we’ve experienced this election season, I thought we could all use an article about understanding one another. Studies have shown that reading stories allows us to be more empathetic. We learn all sorts of new things from reading and “meet” different characters we then come to understand through their thoughts and actions.

This happens naturally, but there are a few extra steps you can take to create more empathy in your writing that will not only help you understand your characters better, but will also help you to better understand the people around you.

5 Types of NaNoWriMo Participants and the Tools You Need

5 Types of NaNoWriMo Participants and the Tools You Need

Happy October! Fall is here, and that means one thing for me: NaNoWriMo season.

What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a yearly event in November where writers all around the world set out to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Insane, right?

It sounds crazy, and it is, but it’s very doable! You just need to have the right tools at your fingertips. But not all writers are the same. We have very different approaches to writing from each other. Luckily, there are lots of tools at your fingertips to help you reach your goal. Here are five different types of NaNo-ers and the tools they might use.

4 Reasons NaNoWriMo Rocks + Win Our NaNoWriMo Survivial Kit

4 Reasons NaNoWriMo Rocks + Win Our NaNoWriMo Survivial Kit

In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo—or National Novel Writing Month—is an event held in November where one attempts to write a fifty-thousand word novel in thirty days. It may seem daunting (and it is), but it’s also a great opportunity for us writers.

We can’t give you a fully-formed plot and well-developed characters—that’s on you. But we CAN give you some NaNoWriMo survival essentials to get you through the month.

Enter the giveaway to win our NaNoWriMo Survival Kit!

3 Writing Goals You Should Set

3 Writing Goals You Should Set

Goals can help you do a lot of things. They keep you focused, they help you strive to be better, and they challenge you.

There are several different kinds of goals you should set for yourself. I’m thinking of three specifically. And trust me when I say they’ll help you immensely.

12 Writing Lessons From Hamilton

12 Writing Lessons From Hamilton

If you haven’t at least heard about Hamilton, you’ve been living under a rock. But if for some reason you still don’t know what it is, I’ll give you a brief introduction.

Hamilton is the rap/hip-hop musical that long-time Broadway fans and Broadway newbies alike are talking about. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a crazy good dramatic portrayal of our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton also wrote. Like a lot. And there’s a ton we can learn from him and the musical Hamilton. Here are twelve of those things.