by Jennifer Kelland Perry
Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my ambition! And how I’d loved and appreciated the likes and the supportive, enthusiastic comments that little post generated!
Little did I know, then, what lay ahead.
Since the inception of that creative project, my first full-length novel, my path has had a few twists, turns and bumps. One of the biggest and most significant was undoubtedly when I decided, after conceiving a plot, creating the characters and developing an outline, to give up on it.
Continue reading The Marathon of Novel-Writing
Hello everyone! Fall is here, so it’s time to take a look back to check out the top writing tips posts of this past summer. Feel free to click any of the links below to give it a read. Results are calculated by page views.
Continue reading Top Writing Tips Posts of Summer 2017
Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!
by Allison Maruska
There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre.
There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of those is the lay/lie/laying/lying differences. Grammar Girl comes in handy with that one.
Continue reading Throwback Thursday: 3 Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb
by Anna del C. Dye
To promote or not, that is the great dilemma. If you are an author, you have to promote your book or no one will know it is there. Besides, even if you are traditionally published you are expected to promote your book. If you ask me, promoting is the least fun thing you do as an author. After all, you want to move on into your next book, not spend hours convincing people that they should buy your book.
Continue reading 16 Ideas of How to Promote Your Book Before and During Launch
by Emily Nemchick
We all know how it goes. You write a knockout book, but that’s only the beginning. Getting from The End to publication can be a real headache, and a big part of that headache is finding an editor who is affordable, professional and available when you need them.
There are simply thousands of editors to choose from. Post a ‘Need an Editor’ ad on any forum or message board and you’ll be inundated with folks eager to help you out. But. How do you know if they are actually any good?
Continue reading How to Find a Good Editor for Your Book
Hi all! We have a new book of the month!
The Book of the Month feature is where I showcase one book from one of the Writers Club members. It’s picked in a lottery type system, and this name was the one randomly chosen.
Want to be eligible to be chosen for the Book of the Month feature? Check out our Writers Club.
Continue reading Book of the Month – Path of a Novice