Source: Pexels by Laura Peters Reading is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing hobbies anyone could have. There are many fantastic advantages to reading more, such as relieving stress, expanding your vocabulary, and learning more about different cultures and lifestyles. Unfortunately, it can be fairly difficult finding a new book because everyone’s… Read More Looking for a New Book? Here Are the Secrets to Finding Your Next Favourite Read
by Andrea Lundgren Plots have been recycled ever since stories have been told, reusing themes like sacrificial death, the poor becoming rich, the ugly becoming beautiful, and other archetypes. Even great works like those of Shakespeare or Jane Austen can be traced to other influences, ideas, and concepts, but how do you make… Read More How to Make an Old Plot New
Hi all! So, as many of you know, I recently hosted a few polls to gauge feedback on the posting frequency of this blog. The majority of people have said that daily posts are too frequent, and it seems every other day is preferential/better.
As a writer, you want readers to find your stories, but you may not have a lot of money to put towards that goal. After all, writing is often a hobby or part-time job, and it doesn’t make any income until the books sell…but the books can’t sell until people know they’re out there.… Read More How to Advertise Your Book on a Budget
by Matt Frick I didn’t write ONE sentence of my current book project this week. Not a single word. But man did I make some progress! I told y’all how I like to outline the entire story in multiple levels of detail before I really get to writing a manuscript [Planning: The Importance of Outlining (for… Read More Start from the Middle: How One Single Idea Just Changed Everything
by Elisabeth Wong Okay, I guess it’s confession time: I’m a love skeptic. To a certain extent. And if you were wondering, yeah, that confession was for my own sake too. I don’t know that I’ve acknowledged this trait in myself before – not because I’m ashamed of being a skeptic, but because romance… Read More Writing Romance for the Skeptic
Hi all! If you could, please offer me some feedback on post frequency and certain post series. Please click the option that most closely resembles your opinion. There are three polls, so please scroll down to catch them all. Thanks!
by Chloe-Anne Ross Other than uploading on time (sorry!) my biggest problem continues to be planning my novels. I plan on writing a series and right now I only have act 1 of W.OT.G worked out but even still I plan on re-working my plan. My idea for the opening scene didn’t go so… Read More Using Your Bad Ideas
by Yvonne Blackwood The creative juices are flowing and you are writing as if there is no tomorrow. You are able to do this because you have carefully plotted out your story. Great start. As the story progresses, Ronnie Rabbit gets up to some tricks. You have narrated these tricks and you know how… Read More How to Write Children’s Picture Books: Is He a Good Guy or a Bad Guy? (Part 5)
by Doug Lewars Mythology is a goldmine for authors–particularly those who write fantasy–although some of the plots within the myths can be adapted to other genres as well. Myths are a feature of every culture and they’re generally used to explain natural phenomena or the establishment of cultural norms. They are deemed to be… Read More Using Mythology to Improve Your Writing