by Phil James Writer’s block is a mighty beast. It catches every writer off guard and sometimes, it takes months–if not years–to shake off. Sometimes, it feels like nothing is conquerable in the mind of the lost writer. But I want to propose a solution to your daily writer’s block, so that you can… Read More Use Translation to Help Writer’s Block
by Andrea Lundgren Busy-ness is generally considered unimportant when it comes to plotting. We don’t usually make space for it, because it isn’t central to the plot. Unless we are writing a romance and need a quiet moment for the two characters to interact, we try to keep the pace going.
by Victor Salinas A new year signals a new beginning. While the change of the calendar year is really nothing more than a formality, it can, in fact, be a powerful symbol in the human mind. Most of us make resolutions at the end of each year. We promise ourselves and those close to… Read More 5 Great Things to Do in Writing for 2016
by Larry Kahaner Dear Author: Thanks for sending us your manuscript. The plot is unique, the characters are compelling and the writing is top notch. It’s one of the best books we’ve ever read. Unfortunately, it’s not right for us. Best Regards, The Publisher What the…?
by Whitney Carter Like a lot of my how to pieces here, this one came from my own developing of a fight scene. I used to be really good at writing them as a teenager. I used short, choppy and frequently fragmented sentences to develop the abrupt feel of a fight, choosing active words… Read More How to Construct Gripping Fight Scenes
by Vincent Mars Wouldn’t it be wonderful for your children and grandchildren to read your blog? Okay, maybe not all of it, but your best posts, those which have touched upon matters that are precious to you, or that have informed, entertained, or enlightened others.
by Meg Dowell Too many times, I have found myself trapped in book discussions with people who do not seem to grasp the concept of writing to the emotions.