Dru C. Alba
Aspiring writer, voracious reader and authortuber. I love cats and tea and books and the rain. I write articles on personal expiriencis and writing tips.
9 Myths About Writing That Will Make You Roll Your Eyes
If you are a writer, you have heard one of these myths at least once, in one form or another. Maybe you even believed them to be true. I know I did. Thankfully, writing taught me a lot, so here’s my debunking of them.
Writer's Block? No Thanks!
Everyone gets stuck, eventually. It's one of those universal truths every creative person has to abide by. I got stuck plenty of times while writing, especially in my fictional projects. However, through the years I picked up a few tips and tricks that can help you avoid writer's block and keep going.
9 Reasons Why You Should Give Longhand Another Chance
In the era of technology, the art of longhand has been slowly fading away and people tend to forget how beneficial it can be, especially for writers.
How Moving 1000 KM Away From Home Made Me Lose My Friends
Leaving home is a part of growing up, whether you move down the street, two towns over or in another country. When I was 20, I moved from Italy to Scotland to attend University, leaving everything and everyone I knew behind. As an anxious person, especially when it comes to social situations, I had already anticipated my difficulties in making new friends. To be honest, I was okay with that. It takes me a while to warm up to people and I am aware of that, I have been for years, and I made my peace with it.
How to Trick Your Brain Into Writing If You Are a Serial Procrastinator
Procrastination is the enemy of productivity. It can steam from insecurity, fear of judgment, fear of success, imposter syndrome, perfectionism and another thousand things. While I believe that we all should try and understand where our procrastinating originates from to better tackle it, throughout the years I elaborated a few strategies to trick my brain into being productive, especially in relations to writing.
The Underrated World of Fanfiction and Its Value to Writers
Not everyone has story ideas and then decides to write. A lot of people want to have a story idea so they can write it. Unfortunately, whoever had this dream knows how hard it can be to come up with an idea, let alone develop it to make it an original and compelling story.
Six Things I Learned From Writing Essays for University
I’ve always loved writing, but before starting University I had never written something that wasn’t fiction. Thankfully, it turned out that my writing process could be easily adapted for academic purposes and, moreover, writing essays actually taught me some useful tips that I’m now going to share with you.
8 Things Nanowrimo Taught Me That Made Me a Better Writer
If you like writing, then probably you have heard of NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo. If you didn’t, here’s what you need to know about it: NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s a challenge that takes place every November and which goal is to write an entire novel (50.000 words) in a month. Camp NaNo takes place in April and July and its a variation of the challenge with an open goal. This can be writing a number of words or of pages, or writing for a certain amount of time and so on. Again, it lasts for the entire month.