by David Ben-Ami Every reader loves a good villain, and most writers love them too. If you rack your brain about some of the most memorable characters in books, movies, and on TV, I’d bet more than a few villains pop up.
By J.J. Hensley For seven years, I had the pleasure of being a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. During that time, I conducted a variety of criminal investigations involving counterfeiting, check fraud, wire fraud, and even cell phone cloning.
by Suzanne Purkis When I was studying European history at university, I had to write a paper about the Carolingian empire. You won’t be surprised to learn that I chose a language-related topic. These days, as my six-year-old learns to read and write, I’ve been thinking about that paper. Today, I’d like to revisit it.
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by Chelsea Particularly not, but considering the fact that almost every teenage girl can connect with Dessen’s stories, it makes us feel like anyone can write a good young adult novel as long as you can relate. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not discrediting this woman: she’s incredibly smart and I’m impressed that she can… Read More Can Everyone Write a YA Novel?
by Meg Dowell When you’re a writer, people–writers and non-writers alike–ask you a lot of questions. They ask you where your ideas come from. How you get so much writing done in a day (or why you don’t). If you think you’ll ever be as successful as [insert their favorite author here]. For me,… Read More The Scariest Question Anyone Has Ever Asked Me About Writing
by Sue Coletta I’ve become a structure-holic. I see it everywhere: books, TV, movies, and in life. This obsession has now spilled over into my blog, because I firmly believe knowing how to structure our novels is crucial. It ensures our stories flow properly, shows our character arc, and gives readers satisfaction. When it… Read More How Story Structure Relates to Our Lives