Sometimes It’s Okay To Quit Writing The Thing You’re Writing – Chuck Wendig

Published September 4, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

I talk a good game. I say the right words, the right motivational words. I say, don’t quit! I say, keep writing that story, finish your shit, end what you begin, you can do it, and then I…

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Writer’s Jealousy-And 3 Thoughts on What to Do About It – Helping Writers Become Authors

Published August 20, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

A writer’s jealousy doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Learn how to harness this powerful emotional indicator to keep your writing on track.

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5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Published August 9, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it’s also an extremely common element in…

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5 Key Questions To Ask About Character Motivations

Published August 3, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

Creating compelling characters is perhaps the most important aspect of fiction writing. Previously, we’ve explored the processes of crafting believable characters,…

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Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories – Helping Writers Become Authors

Published July 2, 2018 by Jennifer Loring


There’s a dark side to creativity—one we don’t always like to talk about. And that dark side can be encapsulated in two words: writing perfectionism.

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Writer’s Edit – 6 Top Tips For Dealing With Criticism Of Your Writing

Published June 19, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

As a writer, you’ll hear feedback about your work in many different contexts. Notes from your editor; comments from beta readers or writing group buddies; reviews from readers… There are so many avenues for responses to your writing – and not all of those responses are going to be positive.

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Mad and Dead: Monstrous Women, Transgressive Sexuality, and Postmodern Paranoia

Published June 14, 2018 by Jennifer Loring

I have a couple of posts coming up that talk about different aspects of my trip to Transylvania for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF). For now, please to enjoy the PowerPoint of the paper I presented for the academic conference. I’ll be submitting the full paper for publication.

Mad and Dead

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