My Love Affair with Writing

I am often confronted by the question, ‘why do I write?’ and I don’t feel the answer is one that is easily put into words. Yet, despite not having an easy answer to this question, I know for certain that I have to write. I would feel incomplete without it. So why is that? Well... Continue Reading →

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Rita Monette On Writing in Present Tense

Past tense or present tense, that is… or was… the question. I’ve recently been researching the professional and non-professional views on tense in novel writing. Why, you might ask? I am almost to the finish line of a YA novel I have been working on for…let's say six years. I first wrote it in past... Continue Reading →

The World Outside of your Comfort Zone

Us readers, writers and artists have a tendency to live inside of our own heads. This can sometimes lead to feeling isolated or creatively stagnant. If left long enough in this state, we simply run out of ideas, or the motivation to be creative. In university I took a course called ‘The Creative Process’ meant... Continue Reading →

How to write a strong opening

Openings are hard, but they are so crucial to get right. I’ll confess that I’ve had my share of trouble with them over the years. Typically, my way of dealing with them is to pay no more attention to them than I do the rest of the book, then return to them once I’ve completed... Continue Reading →

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