Help And Advice On Writing Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Overcoming Writer's Block And More...

The Creative Writer's Desk is here to help you become a better writer. If you're looking for a no-fluff resource for writing advice and help, this is the place for you.

Whether writing is your career, hobby, or passion there's always room to improve or expand on your foundation of knowledge and skills. This collection of articles gives you a well rounded foundation of ideas which you can take as they are or adapt for your own specific needs.

Browse through these pages for help and ideas that you can apply to all of your creative writing problems... and while you're here you might just learn how to avoid problems in the future.

Writing Non-Fiction

Obama's 4 Best Writing Techniques...

Work Through New Writing Assignments...

Why You Shouldn't Write What You Know...

Making Your Reader Cry...or Laugh, or Smile, or...

Writer's Block

Writer's Block: The Top 5 Fears...

Writer's Block Cause by Stress: 10 tips...

Overcome Writer's Block or Procrastination...

Writer's Block: Freeing The Creative Essay...

Writing Fiction

Know Your Narrator...

Characterization: Build a Compelling Character...

Plotting A Story...

Reaching Your Writing Goals...

Every Writer Needs An Effective System...

Without a system, a method of writing, no writer will ever graduate beyond the level of amateur.

That system has to be more than habit, it needs to become a Ritual. It needs to be internalized and automatic so the writer can focus on the real task at hand. Developing these rituals takes a little time and practice but the payoff can change your life.

Learn more about Writing Rituals here...

Writing For Love or Money...

If you're never paid a cent for anything you write, does that make you a bad writer? Or, on the other hand, if you're paid well for every sentence you write, does that make you an artistic sell out?

No. Of course not. As long as you find writing enjoyable and rewarding, it doesn't matter how much or how little you're getting paid to do it. If you haven't sold anything or don't want to, writing can be a reward in itself. And if you are selling your words, the better you master the art of writing, the better you're paid.

Creative writing is both a form of communication and an art. It's both an elementary skill and carefully trained craft. But whether you're doing it for love or money, it's always rewarding to learn more about the craft.

The articles here should help you on your path to becoming a better writer. Surf around and enjoy. Thanks for visiting the Creative Writer's Desk.


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