The Divine Spark: Why AI Will Never Replace Human Artists

Jul 13, 2024 by S. R. Watts

While AI continues to permeate every aspect of human life, the field of art will always remain a uniquely human endeavor.

How A Communications Course Has Made Me A Better Writer

Jul 12, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Having talent is one thing. Taking the initiative to improve on it is another thing entirely.

Less is More: What Writing A Newsletter Has Taught Me About Effective Marketing

Jul 11, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Newsletters are a great way to market one's brand, but I never fully realized it until I completed this exercise.

The Most Painful Rejection Letter I Have Ever Received

Jul 06, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Every author knows how much a rejection letter can hurt—and this was one that really stung.

Story Craft: My Personal Strengths As A Writer

Jul 05, 2024 by S. R. Watts

This is the story of how I came to recognize my true potential as a fiction writer and what I needed to do to fulfill it.

Titles of Liberty: How I Apply A Great Hero’s Message To My Own Creations

Jul 04, 2024 by S. R. Watts

This is an example of how an ancient hero shaped my understanding of freedom & inspired me to create a story with the power to liberate.

On Becoming a Best-Selling Author: The Paradox of Finding Success

Jun 29, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Currently, the publishing industry is very competitive, and there seems to be no easy answer to finding success. Here's what I believe is the problem for many aspiring authors doing everything they can to stand out.

How Interviewing Has Forced Me To Grow As A Person

Jun 28, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Interviewing can be a challenging skill to learn, especially if you have social anxiety. Luckily, I was forced to learn it in a way that felt less fearful to me. 

Applying Editing Principles to My Eternal Progression

Jun 27, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Many life lessons can be learned from the fine art of writing. This is how I applied editing practices to self-improvement.

Who I Write For: My Struggle to Define My Target Audience

Jun 22, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Defining one's target audience can be challenging, especially when you've written a fantasy series as unique as The Divine Saga. 

The Impact That Frequent Writing Can Have

Jun 21, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Writing can affect both your mental health and professional development. Here's how it has affected me.

Why I Prefer Writing Fiction Over Journalism

Jun 20, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Journalism and fiction are two types of content I’ve had the privilege of writing. Here’s why I prefer the latter.

Virtual Storytelling: Taking Your Favorit Epics To The Next Level

Jun 12, 2024 by S. R. Watts

As technology advances, storytelling will become more immersive providing an experience unlike anything we've ever seen.

Read All About It: What Makes a Story Newsworthy

Jun 11, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Ever wonder what makes a story newsworthy? Does it have more to do with how relevant it is to society as a whole?

Ethical News Writing: How To Demonstrate Compassion For Unsavory Souls

Jun 10, 2024 by S. R. Watts

As the world becomes increasingly divided, writers can learn to build bridges through compassionate journalism.

Is it Ever Right to Sympathize With A Villain?

Jun 08, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Compelling Villains make for great stories, but should we, as a moral society, ever sympathize with them?

Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean: How I View Ethics in Writing

Jun 07, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Every Author writes for a different reason. For some, like myself, writing is a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly.

The Fear of Being Average: What Helps Me Stay Honest On Social Media

Jun 06, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Everyone wants to look their best on social media. But what if you're desire to be noticed online clashes with your commitment to be honest?

Dynamic Storytelling: How to Give Your Characters Agency

Jun 01, 2024 by S. R. Watts

There is more to writing a great story than what a book or a class can teach you. Sometimes, it takes experience to know what goes into crafting compelling characters that make your novels genuinely four-dimensional. Here is what I have learned about giving my characters agency.

What I Learned from Producing Videos For My Book Marketing

May 31, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Videos are a fascinating medium for promoting books. As an author, I am excited to explore how I can produce the right kind of content for the right kind of audience.