by Mindy Halleck Today, as I edit, trim, cut, and otherwise obliterate a short story I wrote that ended up to be 8,000 words, but needs to be 5,000 words, I am reminded of this quote: “Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.”… Read More 20 Tips For Writing a Captivating Short Story (Part 1)
by Joel Orr An easy way to empower your writing, build your voice, and help your audience better ‘see’ your message is to utilize verbs over qualifiers like adjectives and adverbs. It’s easy to fall into a habit of using words as they’re ‘assigned’ – adjectives show, so I guess we’ll use them to show… Read More Use Your Verbs
Happy (belated) 2016 everyone! In the spirit of the new year, I thought it would be fun to highlight the top 10 most popular writing tips posts of the last year, based on page views viewed in that year.
Hello readers and writers! Today marks the first day in a month-long contest. The talented Adrijus Guscia with Rocking Book Covers has generously donated prizes to 3 winners. Here’s what 3 lucky people will win:
by Belinda Williams Writing is about a hell of a lot more than just writing. When I started writing, I had a vague idea of what I was getting myself in for. With the release of my latest contemporary romance, The Pitch, later this month [May 2015], I’ve got a much clearer idea.… Read More Why Successful Writers Need To Do More Than Write
by Sarah from Paper, Words, and Coffee Picture it. Your favorite character slowly circles an enemy, sword drawn. The reader is frozen in anticipation. This is it; the beginning of another epic fight scene that will have them sitting on the edge of their seat, chewing their nails, completely oblivious to reality. There… Read More How To Write a Great Fight Scene