By popular demand, I’m starting a blog post series of writing prompts, all coming from my writing prompts book, The Idea Factory: 1,000 Story Ideas and Writing Prompts to Find Your Next Bestseller. Writing prompt: Advertisements
by Jean M. Cogdell Maybe- Maybe not. It’s your book, you make the rules. Different strokes for different folks. Me, I’m trying to be more organized in my writing this year. Only time will tell if I’m successful. LOL However, I find outlining is a bit of a mystery. Outlining an unwritten book is… Read More Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel?
by Lev Raphael I’ve been a member of the same health club for a long time and lots of people there read my Nick Hoffman mysteries set in a college town that might remind them of the town we live in. No matter when I publish a book in the series, somebody always asks, “So when’s… Read More Should I Be Writing Faster?
by Whitney Carter Writing dragons is a popular topic here at Invisible Ink, and one of my personal favorites. We’ve talked about general tips for writing them and some of the common types, and today I want to look at some of the more technical aspects of writing these mythical creatures. My number one piece of advice… Read More The Technical Aspects of Writing Dragons
by Kelsie Engen Many first time writers will finish a first draft and then immediately dive into revisions. It’s sometimes difficult to convince them that this is exactly the wrong thing to do. After all, we want to keep the momentum going right? So we immediately set to work on the edits, pounding away… Read More What to Do While Your Nano Novel “Rests”
by Andrea Lundgren People have been telling a form of fantasy stories for as long storytelling has existed. Even when the hearers or readers believed them, tales of the gods, of floods and warriors with superhuman powers still had strong fantastic elements. Yet not every fantasy has lasting power, where it gets passed down from one… Read More The Three Elements of a Memorable Fantasy Story