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… Read More 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.
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.… Read More 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:
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… Read More 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… Read More 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.
by Morgan S. Hazelwood Writing versus Editing Milestones I find writing milestones to be more encouraging than editing ones. There’s a finite-ness to it. It’s easy to know when you’ve achieved your word count targets when you’re writing a draft.
by Sara Kopeczky It is a well known fact that short stories should go out with a bang. In shorter fiction, where you have a limited set of character and a shorter time span in which the action takes place (unlike novel), every word should bring the readers one step closer to the… Read More Tips for Ending a Short Story
by Maja S. Todorovic In January 8, 2017, we celebrated David Bowie’s 70th birthday and marked a year of his passing. Let us remember how great artist he was: Ever since I was a little kid, as a great fan of gothic and mythological stories, my first recollection of David Bowie has to do with… Read More 4 Creativity Lessons We Can Learn from David Bowie’s Rich Artistic Career