Hello everyone! Winter is pretty much here, so it’s time to take a look back to check out the top writing tips posts of this past fall. Feel free to click any of the links below to take a read. Results are calculated by page views.
by Christopher Slater I would be completely shocked if I am alone in saying this, but I am way too busy! I mean completely, totally, don’t-know-how-I’ll-ever-get-caught-up busy. As a parent, a husband, a teacher, and a writer, I have found myself with far too many projects, requirements, requests, and desires to do all of… Read More How to Set Your Writing Priorities
by Kelly D. Smith Recently I did something I never thought I would do. I queried an agent. See, there are so many options out there for authors that I never really thought it would be worth it for me (personally) to bother. So I just figured I’d always stick to just submitting… Read More How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent
by Meg Dowell Looking for new writing opportunities to boost your income, exposure and/or establish relationships with organizations you want to support? Here are some tips for finding and taking advantage of writing opportunities online – both volunteer and paid partnerships. I’ve only been freelancing since January, but I started my writing career five… Read More How to Find New Freelance Writing Opportunities
by Andrea Lundgren If you do an online search for “pantsers” and “plotters,” you’ll find that a great deal has been said about writing techniques and the pros and cons of being a pantser–one who writes by the seat of one’s pants–and being a plotter who charts everything ahead of time. And personally, being… Read More Tolkien and Lewis: Pantser Vs. Plotter
by Whitney Carter Last week at my Saturday writer’s group, we had a discussion about character names. One of our people is taking her first crack at fantasy, and one of the questions I had for her was whether or not she intended to change the plain Jane names she was using in her… Read More WorldBuilding: Naming Techniques and Philosophies