Or how to put your readers in the thick of the action

Writing involves descriptions. You can’t just drop characters in a formless room and have them, say, swinging swords at each other without interacting with their environment.

That said, you can’t just wax lyrical about the surroundings and forget that you have a story to tell. …

Because sometimes your job is to uphold the craft and to put out your best work

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a magazine’s payroll or if you’re helping out a friend of a friend with his website copy — as a writer, you’ll need to answer to somebody for your work, more often than not.

The thing is, these relationships do sometimes come with a…

And one quick tip to help you get started if you don’t

Freelance writing is the dream, isn’t it? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably fantasised about combining your wordsmithery with the nomad lifestyle.

What an image that’d be, occasionally taking your eyes off the mountainous horizon of Costa Rica to reply to a work e-mail, one that’d celebrate your great…

Because some of your best work might happen when you don’t do it for anyone else

Would you continue writing even if no one reads your work? On the other hand, would you voluntarily write something meant for your eyes only? Would the act of expression itself please you? Or would you write only to the promise of monies and adulation?

Oh, don’t look at me…

Stuart Danker

Stuart is a Malaysian-based writer who’s left travel writing for the world of fiction. His first novel is set to be published in 2021. www.stuartdanker.com

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