by Mercy Pilkington at Good e-Reader If you’re a self-published author, writing your book is only half the battle. Some might even argue that it’s the easy part of being an author. Indies have been beaten over the head for years now about the need to hire professionals to take the manuscript and turn it into… Read More Amazon KDP Unveils Kindle Create Word Doc Conversion Tool
by Allison Maruska My son has always been above average on the growth curve. Now, having just turned twelve, he’s caught up to his grandmother. He’s tall. And she’s . . . less than tall…The boy is tall, and the mom is short. And yet, they’re the same height. The observations are accurate because… Read More Where Are You on The Writing Growth Curve?
by Jacqui Murray How do we characterize love in your writing? Because, if you’re a writer, you must. It doesn’t have to be sex but it has to take readers that direction, right to the edge of the cliff. Yes, you can leave the lurid details out, but let readers peek over the edge.
by Meg Dowell You’ve been sitting here for half an hour, trying to force yourself to write. You haven’t felt like doing it much, lately. So much so that you’re starting to question whether writing is something you even want to keep doing. Is it worth it? Are you even good enough at it… Read More This is Why You’re Stuck in a Rut (Writing Wise)
by Chloe-Anne Ross So I’m about to start writing a trilogy, something I’ve never done before. I’ve got everything I need for a good story: characters I want to follow and a story I want to follow through with. I’m thrilled to be writing it and also scared as all hell. It is lucky for… Read More My 4 Rules for Writing a Book Series
by Kate Colby Believe it or not, I used to be a “sporty” kid. Now, I’m not saying that I had great athletic talent (far from it), but I played basketball for seven years, tried cheerleading and volleyball for two, and rode horses competitively (and for leisure) until I went to university. However, somewhere along… Read More What Writing Taught Me About Exercise
Here’s the next post in the series of writing prompts. I hope these prompts help to get the creative juices flowing.