Writing the words on the page is one of, if not the hardest parts of being a writer. To watch all of our videos on drafting, use the playlist below. The find a specific topic with regards to drafting a novel, use the list below or the search bar.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how to implement beautiful words into your writing when you read sentences that make you go WOAH.
Kellie sheridan had one EPIC writing day. Here she shares her tips on how to have a day like that, yourself.
Kellie Sheridan talks about three apps that can help your writing–Evernote, NaNoProgress, and Write or Die.
Ariane Felix–writer, YouTuber, and Pitch Wars Alum–talks about her favorite aspects of Scrivener!
E. Latimer talks about getting stuck halfway through writing your book.
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of scenes, and how to write a good scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5-YaT6qQnA In this Sunday Special Live Chat, the WordNerds talk all about “The End.” How to decide what your ending will be, how to write it, and what things to avoid.
Kellie Sheridan shares some advice for your first draft.
Erica Crouch talks about writing a messy first draft, getting your word count in, and establishing character voice.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to make sure that you finish your manuscript.
Meghan Jashinsky provides a step-by-step guide to writing your very first book.
Calyn Morgan talks about word vomit and whether or not it is good to spill words onto the page.
K.N. Lee–NYT and USA Today bestselling author–talks about how switching from pantsing to plotting helped her become a stronger, more focused writer. She also shares how you can become more of a plotter while still maintaining the free, character-driven feeling of pantsing.
E. Latimer talks about keeping up momentum when the shininess of your shiny idea wears off.
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of letting an idea sit, and not forcing it into something you don’t want it to be.
Calyn Morgan talks about the importance of hooking readers with your first line, and shares some first sentences that wow her.
Kellie Sheridan knows that prologues can be a touchy subject for writers. Should you have one?
Meghan Jashinsky struggles to pick a new idea to work on (featuring: dinosaurs!).
Emma Gisclair shares some tips to help get you started if you’re considering becoming a writer.
Emma Gisclair has some encouragement for anyone who’s feeling down about the middle of NaNoWriMo or the middle of their draft.
Emma Gisclair talks about how you can capture real life as it is happening so that you can write it well later on.
Emma Gisclair tells you what to do when you have no clue what should happen next in your story.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the ideal word counts for YA novels.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how she uses white boards for extra inspiration throughout the writing process.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to write an opening line that will have your readers desperate to see what happens next. The keys? Voice, imagery, and wonder!
Emma Gisclair talks about writing by hand as a method for getting inspired.
Kellie Sheridan talks about why she loves skipping ahead to different scenes. You don’t have to write chronologically!
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds give tips for young or first time writers.