by Novelty Revisions You might just want to know if you can do this. Is there time? Is 50,000 words a thing you can even do, ever? First of all: yes. Second of all, don’t think of it as writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Think of it as writing 1,667 words… Read More How to Survive and Conquer NaNoWriMo
by S.E. Jones I like analysing things. I don’t think there are any particular rules that have to be followed in fiction, but I think understanding the effect things have on the reader is very useful. I think understanding that promises are made to the reader, that satisfaction is sought, and that particular things deliver… Read More What You’re Promising By Writing a Novella
by L.A. Murphy One of the most important things to consider when writing anything is the setting. Where, when and why are the questions I always ask myself when I write anything. Is the setting realistic? Too obvious? Too vague? Is it present, past or future? Is it in a little time pocket all… Read More Setting is Crucial to Your Story
by Monique Hall Last month I attended the annual conference for the Romance Writers of Australia. As a conference newbie, I felt a little like a deer in the headlights despite being well prepared by the the Queen of Newbies and her team of Wranglers. But this was only because the experience blew all my expectations… Read More 5 Tips for Writing Conference Newbies
by Cate Ellink I’ve had the pleasure lately to be involved in a few group efforts. Each has been a unique experience because of the different people involved changing the dynamics. No matter what the dynamics, here are a few of the reasons why I enjoy these experiences.
by Amie Gibbons Today I was telling a girl at work how scared I am to be publishing. My first story comes out on Sunday and I’m freaking out, I told her. She was sweet, saying I’d be fine, and then she said something that threw me. They wouldn’t be publishing you if you… Read More When Are You Ready to Publish?
Books about writing are common place. No matter what you feel about the age-old debate of ‘teaching creative writing’, one thing is true–a good grounding in the technical side of writing will make you a better writer. ‘Show, don’t tell’, has almost become a cliché, but if you are unable to ‘tell’ a story… Read More The Ultimate List of Books About Writing