The Happenings of a Pre-Write: The Good and the Bad

  by Samantha Fenton Some authors swear by pre-writing and can’t imagine it any other way. These authors may pre-write and plan for weeks or months before they write the first word of their rough draft, meticulously planning scenes and mapping characters to ensure everything makes sense. Others prefer to sit down and start writing.… Read More The Happenings of a Pre-Write: The Good and the Bad

The Moral of the Story: The Right Way to Add Education to Your Storytelling

  by Stephanie O’Brien Whether they’re trying to market themselves as educational, to support a viewpoint the writer holds, to enrich their audience, or simply to try to sound deep, many stories attempt to teach their audience a lesson, or to have a “moral of the story”. Some stories succeed brilliantly. But all too often,… Read More The Moral of the Story: The Right Way to Add Education to Your Storytelling

Who Else Wants To Know How Many Copies Novels Actually Sell?

  by Gary Smailes We live in a world dominated by best sellers. A new writer can be forgiven for thinking that the mega-success of writers such as Dan Brown, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King represent to norm. The reality is very different, with debut novelists struggling to even get reviews, never mind selling… Read More Who Else Wants To Know How Many Copies Novels Actually Sell?