by Doug Lewars
I don’t write non-fiction but I know something about it if, for no other reason, than I’ve found it necessary over the years to read a goodly amount of it. Subjects can be highly arcane to mundane; but, the one thing that is critical is research. It is essential that an author be able to convey his or her material in a coherent fashion. Anyone can write a book on just about any topic but, in order to be successful and not fall to ridicule, an extensive knowledge of that subject is required.
by Samantha Fenton
It’s important to grasp the whole of any character you’re writing. You, as the author, should know your characters better than anyone — even the readers. An author notices every quirk, step, and glance a character ever makes. After all, the author is the sole creator: the god.
As I’m developing my my characters, I like to pretend I’m a confidant. Here are some questions I ask my characters:
by Destine Williams
Writing is a strange process that can be difficult to understand, especially if there are some of you still working towards your first book, or want to write, but don’t know where to start. A lot of people never finish, or start, stop, and never go back because of “writer’s block”.
I hear writer’s block mentioned so much, not just by us writers, but it’s got its own form in drawing, music, and pretty much any field that’s creative-based. Since I don’t think I have, I wanted to address it.
So let’s get to the point:
I don’t think it exists.
by S.E. White
As in: flawed, yet awesome. No one wants to read boring perfection.
I’ll list my top two favorite female literary characters, straight off the top of my head, to start making my point:
by Jean M. Cogdell
Is your genre one of the top percenters?
I hadn’t given this much thought, until reading a great article on Medium by Erica Verrillo from the Writing Cooperative. And boy howdy, the stats were eye-opening. Erica gives stats on most popular genres with readers, agents and includes which genres make the most money.
What surprised me most?
From some of the greatest minds of literature:
by Morgan S. Hazelwood
Getting The Words Out
Whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or just trying to get your story out, it can be a struggle.
by Maja S. Todorovic
This is very interesting statement. A paradox in its literal translation, the negation in first sentence do implies a logical answer to question, but I still want to elaborate this and offer some additional thoughts.
by Julianne Q Johnson
At first, I was resistant to having an author newsletter. After talking to some readers who told me of their love of author newsletters, including a friend who subscribes to over twenty of them, I changed my mind. My newsletter has been live for a few months now and I have to say that I love it. I love writing it and more than that, I love hearing from readers.