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Writing Forward · 2d ago

Style Guides: Essential Writing Resources for Professionals

When we’re writing, we run into a lot of technical issues. Where do the quotation marks go...
Writing Forward · 4d ago

12 Nature-Inspired Creative Writing Prompts

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. ...
Writing Forward · 1W ago

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Haiku

Today’s writing exercise comes from my book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises, which takes writers on an exciting journey through different forms and genres while providing writing techniques, practical experience, and inspiration. Each chapter focuses...
Writing Forward · 1W ago

Archetypal Characters in Storytelling

The hero, the mentor, the sidekick. We’re all familiar with archetypal characters in story...
Writing Forward · 2W ago

Poetry: Making Music with Words

Most writers are primarily concerned with the meaning of the words they choose. Is the lan...
Writing Forward · 2W ago

Keep Writing!

When life gets hectic, it’s impossible to get your creative writing done. Inspiration migh...
Writing Forward · 3W ago

Can the Right Writing Tools Help You Write Better?

When I first started writing, it was just me, a ninety-nine cent pen, and a cheap spiral-b...
Writing Forward · 3W ago

How to Critique Other Writers’ Work

As a writer, it helps to be thick-skinned. Professional writing is a highly competitive an...
Writing Forward · 4W ago

Writing Resources: Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones

“I used to think freedom meant doing whatever you want. It means knowing who you are, what you are supposed to be doing on this earth, and then simply doing it.” — Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones Ah, words of wisdom. I was assigned Writing D...
Writing Forward · 1M ago

Poetry Prompts for Ranting and Raving

It’s easy to think of poetry as soft, flowery, and convoluted. It’s the stuff of Shakespeare, greeting cards, and children’s books. It’s precious, sweet, and erudite. But some of the most ex...