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May 4, 2018

Here at Metamorphosis, we're all about making things easier for writers! What's easier than having a handy list of words to look over when editing? Though you should look at these on a case by case basis, odds are, you can delete, replace, or change all fifteen of thes...

April 5, 2018

Word counts, simply put, are the way the literary world categorizes genres. Whether you are traditionally published or indie, these numbers matter. I'm always looking for a way to make things easier for my fellow writer, so I scanned the internet and averaged them all...

March 23, 2018

You don't need to feel guilty when you aren't writing. Don't get into the habit of thinking that if you aren't working towards a goal every second of the day, you aren't a "real" writer. Let yourself have your time and do one of the many o...

March 15, 2018

I'd always attested that there was no such thing as writer's block. To me, it had been just an excuse not to get anything done. Since experiencing it for myself two years ago (couldn't write for over six months!), I'm leaning towards it being a real thing from which ma...

February 23, 2018

Once your work is out there, it isn't yours anymore. As much as you've attached yourself to it, as much as you've put into it, the moment its published, it no longer belongs to you. People are allowed to read what you've written and take away whatever...

February 15, 2018

For most writers, the most fun is creating everything. You have this world inside of you with characters that won't shut up and when you're done telling their story it's like taking a really satisfying sigh of relief. Then you realize: Crap, I have to read this many mo...

January 25, 2018

The idea of “show versus tell” is ingrained in most trained writers from the beginning. It’s one of the first things they teach you in Creative Writing, and you spend most of your workshop hours are spent struggling to figure out how to do this. Never fear! I’m about t...

January 18, 2018

Sometimes, writing is a science. You can't perform an experiment without a little trial and error, and you hope you don't create some grammar-mutant