by Shelly Sanders Signing with a traditional publisher is worth the time and sweat it takes to be accepted. After writing ten drafts of my first novel, Rachel’s Secret, and after having the eleventh version rejected by countless agents, the thought of self-publishing seemed pretty enticing. Then, I began to notice the reams […]
by Laura Peters Writing is more than just a passion for some people. For them, it is their career, it is their whole life, and it is something that they are attached to in more ways than one. Although, for some, it is just something that they do to make themselves feel better, […]
by ARHuelsenbeck If you are a reader, you should write book reviews.
by Doug Lewars I enjoy writing in the Fantasy genre and World Building is a part of that. It may or may not be extensive. For example, you can simplify your life considerably if you use our existing world and just add a bit of magic here and there. J.K. Rowling uses that […]
Or, why you should listen to your English teacher Early in the morning, when my kids are asleep, I’m a writer of science-fiction novels for middle-grade readers. My first book, IN THE RED, will be out on March 24 from HarperCollins. It’s the story of two kids living on Mars who get stranded during a […]
Plotting is difficult for me, and always has been. I do that before I actually start writing, but I always do characters, and the arc of the story, first… You can’t do anything without a story arc. Where is it going to begin, where will it end. 26 Elizabeth George Quotes – Inspirational Quotes at […]
Use this brilliant quote from Ira Glass I recently stumbled upon a quote by Ira Glass — the famous producer and host of This American Life. It changed my life, and it changed the way I view creative work. The quote is pretty famous among creative types. So famous, that Ira fears “it might be more famous than the […]