How to Overcome the Fear of Sharing Your Writing

This is one of the topics I’m often asked to write on: How do I overcome the fear of sharing my writing, of putting it out there in public? I’ve touched on this topic slightly in some of my other posts (especially this one) but today I’m going to tackle this head-on and possibly with…

Helpful Books for Writers

One of the things I’m asked often by my students is “What books do you recommend about writing?” As both a writer and a writing instructor, I read a lot of books on writing.  Some of them are helpful, some are somewhat helpful, and some are… well… not that helpful. But then there are a few…

Wattpad Can Make You a Better Writer

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I want to take just a few minutes to discuss something near and dear to my heart these days:  Wattpad. If you haven’t heard of Wattpad, don’t worry — neither had I, until a little over a year ago.   I don’t really know why I hadn’t — apparently it is…