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How To Write Perfect Descriptions

How To Write Perfect Descriptions

Over the past month I've gotten a lot of emails from my subscribers about tips on writing descriptions. Because descriptions are such an important part of our stories and tomiadeyemi.com is here to help you, I thought today would be a great time to write a post on it!

Now you and I both know there are a lot of different types of descriptions we need to conquer in our writing:

  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Dialogue
  • Physical Actions
  • Emotional/Internal Thoughts
  • And probably 10-20 other things I'm forgetting

Each description above could easily be it's own blog post, so instead of trying to tackle the specifics of all of them I'm going to give you 5 tips you can apply to every description in your novel so you can master every description at once

How To Write Everyday in 3 Easy Steps

How To Write Everyday in 3 Easy Steps

Hey writer!

Last week I launched the first ever #WeWriteNow challenge for my subscribers. It was an experimental challenge to see if a group of writers could find a way to form a daily writing habit with their busy schedules.

11 days, 50 writers, and 175,384 written words later the answer is clear: there’s nothing standing in the way of you writing a little bit each day.

4 Ways To Read Like A Writer

4 Ways To Read Like A Writer

If you’ve been hanging out with me for a bit then you know my current series of blog posts are designed to give you the advice you need to become a better writer in the most manageable, efficient, and affordable way possible.

Last week I taught you one of the easiest and most effective ways to become a better writer: reading. This week I’m going to give you the tools you need to read like a writer and make every book your personal writing tutor.

One Thing You Can Do Right Now To Become A Better Writer

One Thing You Can Do Right Now To Become A Better Writer

If you're like me then your time is very valuable and very limited.

Even without writing we're pulled in a million different directions between school, work, friends, and family. We have to fight to carve out our writing time and we have to fight even harder to become better writers.

Because of this harsh reality, I work to find the most efficient strategies to become a better writer and share those strategies with you. Over the next few weeks I'm going to introduce you guys to some of the best methods you can use to become better (and more consistent!) writers.

Today we're going to start with one of the easiest strategies: reading

3 Times It's OK For Writers To Be A Perfectionist

3 Times It's OK For Writers To Be A Perfectionist

Recently a subscriber asked me how to deal with perfectionism as a writer. She wrote:

"The problem is I'm a perfectionist. Even though I know that's not healthy for a beginning writer, I still criticize everything. I like to plan out every single detail, I just can't write without it. If there are any tips you could share on how to deal with this problem, that'd be sweet"

This question really hit home for me, because as a writer I did (and still do!) struggle with the same thing.

3 New Year's Resolutions Every Writer Should Make

3 New Year's Resolutions Every Writer Should Make

Alright writers, it's officially that time of year when we're expected to reflect on 2015 and figure out how to make 2016 even better.

While you're signing up for a new gym membership and promising yourself that this year you'll be less stressed, here are 3 New Year's Resolutions that will bring you one step closer to making your writing dreams a reality.