by John Briggs Should your book be part of a series or a stand-alone? Creating sequels to books is big business these days. It’s the popular thing and profitable thing to do, spurred on by the tremendous success of series like Harry Potter. Authors now, more often than not, conceive their books from the very… Read More Does Your Book Need a Sequel?
by Pekoeblaze It seems like every creative medium, genre etc… has at least one “golden age” – a time when it was consistently at it’s absolute best. For science fiction, this was probably the 1950s-60s and/or the 1980s-90s. For computer and video games, this was probably the 1990s (no prizes for guessing what inspired… Read More Do Creative “Golden Ages” Matter?
by Publishers Weekly The New York Times has eliminated a number of bestsellers lists, although the exact number could not be confirmed Thursday morning. Cutting the various lists is part of an overall plan by the paper to revamp its coverage of publishing.
by Phoebe Quinn 7 rookie writing mistakes:
by J. U. Scribe This was the question that was raised in the back of my mind in the beginning of 2016. It’s no secret the latest Allegiant movie starring Shailene Woodley bombed at the box office. That came in the heels of the weak performance of another Sci-Fi movie: The 5th Wave, debuting at a… Read More Is This the End of Dystopia?
via BBC News Apple and Amazon have ended a deal that tied them into an exclusive contract for the supply and sale of audio books. The deal was signed before 2008 when Amazon bought audio book supplier Audible, which had the Apple iBooks contract.
by Pekoeblaze First of all, happy New Year everyone. : ) Now that I’ve said that, it’s time to get a little bit more cynical. Don’t worry, there are several good reasons for this that I hope will become obvious later and – with any luck – will actually help you to make better… Read More Three Practical Reasons Why Creativity-Based New Year’s Resolutions Are a Very Bad Idea (And What To Do Instead)
by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time to make sure your story is properly edited, despite the fact that editing is nowhere near as fun as writing.
by Lauren Sapala Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I jump on social media and the wave continues: Advice and instructions on character development, plotting your plot, finessing the end and then… Read More Want to Write Great Fiction? Stop Using the “Logical” Side of Your Brain
by Destine Williams Hey, everybody, Destine here from The Zen Zone. Don’t shoot me for the pun. There’s a good reason for it I swear! Maybe you’ve run into the problem of your settings feeling a little too thin, or characters feeling too cardboardy. But at the same time you don’t want to make… Read More How To Give Your Writing All-Around More A-peel