by Doug Lewars Okay, you’ve completed your masterpiece and you’ve written it using Microsoft Word – nothing wrong with that. Now, you’ve decided to self-publish using Smashwords.com or something similar, so you haul up their style guide and start figuring out what you’ll have to do to make your masterpiece acceptable to the website.… Read More Tips For Formatting on Smashwords
by Leo Borgelin Thank goodness for GPS. We all feel like experts when going to someplace new. I’ll gladly sit in the passenger seat and give out directions like I was born for this moment. You still have to look out the glass windshield and wonder, where does the road go? Some people look… Read More Where Does The Road Go
by Carolyn Dennis-Willingham We all know that the first sentence or two in a novel needs to, not only grab a reader’s attention, but flip them out of bed, melt them into their recliners, or make them forget the lasagna in the oven. Like you, I’ve written so many first lines for my novels, I… Read More How to Sharpen the First Sentence in Every Chapter
by Richard Risemberg There are many ways to become a good writer, but one of the best ways to become a great one–besides giving yourself a thorough grounding in the mechanics of language–is to get over yourself. The fact of the matter is that, even though you’re writing the book, the book is not… Read More Getting Over Yourself: Advice for Novelists
by Yvonne Blackwood You’ve probably heard Christopher Hitchens’ quote many times, “Everyone has a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” You have searched the recesses of your mind and concluded that this quote does not apply to you; you have a book in you and it must be written.… Read More How to Write Children’s Picture Books: Where Do Ideas Come From? (Part 1)
by Amanda L. Webster How do you know what point of view is right for your story? Honestly, the degree of intimacy your story requires is completely up to you. It comes down to artistic choice. Whatever POV you choose, the important thing is to keep it consistent to avoid confusing your readers.… Read More Stop the Head-hopping: Picking the Right POV for Your Story
Hi all! I’m pleased to announce that A Writer’s Path Writers Club has partnered further with Liam J. Cross Writing & Editing to offer free editing services exclusively for AWP Writers Club members. AWPWC offers lots of free things, such as free blurb coaching, free book promotion, etc., but now we can bring editing… Read More Free Editing Comes to AWP Writers Club!