by Christopher Slater
My best friend has a unique obsession. He loves pens. Specifically, he loves trying to find really nice fountain pens. I’ve never been able to understand this focus of his because I can’t make much use of fountain pens. I’m left-handed and I hold my pen in an awkward fashion so all that I do with a fountain pen is smear the ink all over the page. However, I was thinking about my best friend and his love of fountain pens, and my mind gained a great, new appreciation for them because of some unusual, symbolic thoughts that occurred to me.
Continue reading The Bleeding Pen – The Art of the Written Word
Hello everyone! Spring is here, so it’s time to take a look back to check out the top writing tips posts of this past winter. Feel free to click any of the links below to take a read. Results are calculated by page views.
Continue reading Top Writing Tips Posts of Winter 2016/2017
by Hope Ann
The writer’s life is surrounded by myths, both inside and out. ‘Oh, you are a writer? You must be rich?’ ‘A writer? Are you a starving artist? I didn’t think you could make any money that way.’ ‘Just write a book and put it out there, it will take off.’
So…yes. Lots of myths. So I decided to collect a few; some from Facebook, some from articles I’ve read, some from things I’ve heard or heard of so much that they are now stuck in my head.
Continue reading Author Myths: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
Hello everyone! I’m hosting a book giveaway for Dan Alatorre regarding The Navigators, a time traveling science fiction novel. It has a high customer review rating, and the cover looks pretty darn cool. I thought, why not?
Here’s how it works:
Continue reading Book Giveaway! The Navigators
by Stephanie O’Brien
This is an exciting week for me. My latest novel, Catgirl Roommate, is finally complete!
If you enjoy funny stories about cats (or humans with the ears, tail and mind of cats), and you want to laugh, roll your eyes, and say “I know, right? My cat does that too!”, I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy!
Creating this novel was an interesting challenge, with some big bumps along the road. Today, I want to share two success tips I got while writing Catgirl Roommate, as well as how to use those tips in your own life.
Continue reading Here are 2 Important Things I Learned While Writing This Book
By Andrea Lundgren
Every story has exposition–details of the character and world that you, as the author, need to pass on to the reader. You’ve spent hours fleshing out the world of your story and learning about your characters, and now you have to find some way of getting this information (or at least the essential part) from your head to the readers’. (This is especially true in science fiction and fantasy, where you need to tell how the world of the story differs from our world.)
So what’s an author to do?
Continue reading 4 Ways to Handle Backstory
by Michael Kozlowski at Good EReader
The Japanese publishing industry has experienced a solid year of growth according to the All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher’s and Editor’s Association.
Continue reading Digital Manga Sales Increase by 27% in 2016