A few weeks ago, my hubby and I met up with his family in Orlando at Downtown Disney. We were having lunch and I was talking with his cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. She was sharing with me how she just finished writing her very first fiction novel. I was so impressed and thrilled for her that she knew what she wanted and went after it.
I know for some of us who are avid journalers, we sometimes let our minds wander what it would be like to publish a book whether fiction or non-fiction. For a lot of us, we stop the thought immediately because we feel we are an amateur when it comes to writing. After all, writing in a journal is way more casual than writing something for the world to read.
Never fear there is help to make you a more polished writer if you feel you want to get more serious and there is no time like the new year to start! Check out DIY MFA. This site offers writing programs that are unique to your personal goals and fits your busy life. You get the benefits of MFA-style learning without going to school. “Knowledge without the college: that’s what DIY MFA is all about.” Check them out and who knows maybe we will be reading one or your books one day!
For those who are younger in our audience, we have a great resource for you as well. Check out Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens. Check out their site for great resources as well as their book that will will help you find story ideas, develop characters, write great dialogue, edit your work, find writing tips and advice, and much more.