by J.U. Scribe It’s been three years since I self published my first book. It’s definitely been a learning experience marked by relative successes and failures. As I mark the 3rd anniversary since I self-published Before the Legend , here are the top ten things I’ve learned over the course of three years in no particular… Read More 10 Things I’ve Learned From Self-Publishing
by Phoebe Quinn If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that being a full-time writer, a fully-fledged author, is one of your dream scenarios. Working for yourself and doing what you love – it couldn’t get better. Unfortunately, most of us have a day job, and it may not be that great.
by Pekoeblaze First of all, it goes without saying, but all artists and/or writers should have more than just one thing that inspires them. If you only have one major inspiration, then your creative works will just end up being an inferior copy of that one thing. So, although I’ll be talking about how… Read More How to Find and Use Your Largest Creative Inspiration
by Lauren Sapala In the past few years, trilogies have become all the rage. Whether you write sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or some other kind of speculative fiction, you’ve probably heard that everyone wants to read trilogies these days and everyone is writing trilogies these days. This can create problems for writers who despair of… Read More A Better Way to Use Worldbuilding, Backstory, and Multiple POV to Write a Kick Ass Series
by Lindsey Richardson Beginnings were never meant to be easy… or impossible. Beginnings are perhaps the hardest parts about writing a novel. And whether you’re finishing your current novel or already completed it and ready for the next, the best thing an author can do is always think about their next novel. It’s one… Read More On Writing Your Next Story
by Tonya R. Moore I think we call all agree that getting feedback on our writing is very important. Most of the time—whether it’s positive or negative, feedback serves to encourage or help us grow. We can learn a lot from negative feedback but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes it makes more sense… Read More When to Ignore Negative Feedback
by Dan DeBaun at bizjournals Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) opened a new prototype concept store in the Edina Galleria Shopping Center [Minnesota] on Tuesday, featuring a bar and restaurant.