by Richard Risemberg A good memory is both blessing and curse to a novelist. As with all two-edged weapons, you have to wield it with caution, lest you damage your own self…or in the authorial case, your story. When you’re battling through that first draft, it is indeed a blessing: it helps you keep… Read More The Value of Forgetting (For Writers)
by Yvonne Blackwood Now that you have a fabulous idea for your children’s book—the tale of Ronnie Rabbit—and you have researched both the subject and the market, you are ready to write. Wait! Not so fast! Assuming that this writing project is not just a one-time exercise, you should prepare a bit more.
Hi all. I’ve negotiated and brought on 26 new, discounted services on A Writer’s Path Writers Club ! Here are the new entries listed below:
by Jacqui Murray Marketing To Hunt a Sub, my debut novel, is a whole lot different from my non-fiction pieces. In those, I could rely on my background, my expertise in the subject, and my network of professional friends to spread the word and sell my books. Fiction–not so much. For one thing, I… Read More 12 Surprises I Found Marketing My Debut Novel
by Richard Risemberg There are four rules to follow if you want to self-publish a novel and not embarrass yourself, the publishing industry, and the English language. They are: 1) Write slowly. Write slowly, carefully, and vigilantly, always watching out for self-indulgence, which will betray your characters. 2) Rewrite. Because you will never be… Read More Get Thee to an Editor
by Michael Mohr It has taken me years and years of writing my own novels, stories and nonfiction, not to mention editing countless others’ manuscripts, to finally over time realize that there is such a thing as bread and meat in writing. What the hell am I talking about? Simple. I am constantly telling… Read More The “Bread” and “Meat” of Writing
by Kate M. Colby ARE YOU DROWNING IN STORY IDEAS? What’s the best problem a writer can have? Too Many Ideas Syndrome (TMIS). TMIS is the opposite of writer’s block. It’s that sensation when you have so much inspiration, you feel overwhelmed. What story should I write next? Which would be the most… Read More What to Do When You Have Too Many Story Ideas
by John Briggs When you finish writing your book, few people will doubt you’re committed to your writing. You’ve spent months or years putting it on paper, and hopefully poured your heart into every word. If the work is personal enough, you’ve invested a great deal of yourself. If nothing else, you’ve invested… Read More Are You Invested in Your Book?
by ARHuelsenbeck In his 2003 book, There Are No Shortcuts, East Los Angeles master teacher Rafe Esquith speaks of his struggle to communicate to his students the level of commitment and self-discipline required to go beyond mediocrity and achieve excellence. “They seemed too easily pleased with their efforts; if they got most of their arithmetic… Read More The One Thing Separating You From Being the Expert in Your Field
Hi all. I’m very excited to introduce this new perk delivered to you via A Writer’s Path Writers Club. E. Paige Burks, a member of the Club and author of Return to Royalty, asked if providing free query critiques was something on my radar. In classic form of “ask and ye shall receive,” free… Read More AWP Writers Club Now Features Free Query Critiques!