by Kelsie Engen Do you plan your WIPs out? I don’t mean “do you outline” or know what you’re writing tomorrow. I mean, do you know your schedule for the next two years? Yep. I said years. I’m trying something a little different this year. I’ve been a “writer” for many years now,… Read More Putting the “Professional” in Professional Writer
by Samantha Fenton Not every rough draft is created equal. There are different ways of mind when writing the rough draft. Depending on your style, maybe your draft has taken forever to write. You just want to get it as perfect as possible. Or maybe the rough draft is just a chance to get the ideas on… Read More These are the 2 Types of Rough Drafts
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)