by Jordan Jolley
“This Royal throne of kings,
This scepter’d isle…
This blessed plot,
This earth, this realm,
It seems in our fantastic literature, a European setting is what usually comes into our mind. This is with good reason. When I read fantasy books, I notice that the setting is often comparable to English, Irish, or Norse cultures. I actually quite enjoy this setting.
Continue reading Is Europe Becoming a Cliché?
The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing it.
Also known as: every writer’s worst nightmare.
And let’s be real, it happens to everyone. Even the best writers in the world get stuck sometimes.
Continue reading 6 Ways to Transition Out of Writer’s Block
by Calvin Reid from Publishers Weekly
Wattpad, the online writing and reading community and entertainment platform, is partnering with the Hachette Book Group to launch Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad, a joint venture that will produce 50 audiobooks based on Wattpad stories.
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by Destine Williams
Conflict, conflict, conflict. The C-word.
We shrug from it in real life, and yet we demand it in our fiction or we feel cheated.
And today I’m here to tell you that if you’re writing a scene where two characters are about to go at each other’s throat and you’re getting ready to make them see sense in the same scene…
Let them fight. And here’s why…
Continue reading Workshop Wednesday: Let Them Argue
By Julianne Q. Johnson
Should a novelist write to market? Should they avoid writing to market like the plague? Should they write to trend or to tropes? What does it all mean?
Take heart, gentle reader, I will do my level best to tell you what it means.
To start with, my research shows these terms to be a bit fluid. If you ask different people in the know, you might get different answers. The following is my understanding of the terms and what they mean.
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Here’s the next post in the series of writing prompts. I hope these prompts help to get the creative juices flowing.
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by Whitney Carter
If you’re anything like me, I have a hard time writing if I can’t get a story’s hook correct. It will bother the daylights out of me, so that I write a sentence or two, then go back and try to edit the first line, which usually results in having to hit the backspace button on the following sentences as well. Even the tried and true advice to write now and edit later is only minimally effective here.
Continue reading A Look at Effective Novel Intros