Hi all! Announcing my newest short story: The Ark of Manhattan. Check out the summary: Nobody’s jealous of David’s life. He’s worked the same dead-end job for years, riding the same grimy subway to the same shoe box they call an apartment, just to listen to his girlfriend yell at him… Read More New Release! The Ark of Manhattan: A Short Story
by Richard Risemberg I recently saw an ad for the Freewrite, a “distraction-free” portable word processor–that is, one with no Internet capability. I immediately recognized it as something inspired by the old Alphasmart Neo, but hipsterized a bit with an e-ink screen and a bit morte of a Dieter Rams styling. I knew… Read More Managing Distractions as a Writer
by S.E. Jones There’s a lot you can fix in a first draft. It’s why they’re first drafts. You can focus on character, world building, plot, inner cohesion, the writing, the flow, the pacing–the list goes on and on.
by smwright Rewrites have a negative connotation in the writing world, and when listening to some writers talk about them, you’d suspect they were on par with a root canal! I’m well up to my head in revisions for my SciFi novel right now, but you won’t catch me griping about them. Revisions and… Read More Writers Need to Rethink Rewrites
Hello readers and writers! If you haven’t been to the Writer’s Toolbox page in a while, I wanted to let you know about some recent additions and improvements. Since the last time I’ve made an announcement about this page, I have added 15 new resources, all with links for your convenience. With so many tools… Read More Updates to the Writer’s Toolbox
The ability to write a novel from start to finish doesn’t own any kind of magical formula. Like anything we try to accomplish in life, certain things can hinder the process. Some of them can’t be avoided, like the condition of your own health. If you’re coughing, wheezing, taking serious medication that can affect… Read More From The First To The Last Chapter – 5 Things To Keep In Mind
by Shelly Sanders (based on her personal experience, which I felt was an interesting take on publishing) 1. Signing with a traditional publisher is worth the time and sweat it takes to be accepted.