by Lindsey Richardson Whether you’re working full time at an office or a full time parent, it gets even more complicated when you add writing into the mix. And whether this is your first novel or fourth novel, it’s likely to still be a daily struggle. But that doesn’t mean that it’s at all… Read More Writing With a Full Time Job
by Meg Dowell Writing is hard. You know this without having to convince yourself it’s true. You may love it – it may be your art; your love; your baby – but that doesn’t mean there are days it doesn’t take all you have left in you to drag yourself to your laptop and… Read More Why Writing is Hard
by Tonya R. Moore Brainstorming is generally the first step of the writing process. When planning a story, brainstorming helps to spark creativity and helps us to come up with new and original ideas or maybe even put news twists on old ideas. Here’s a list of 5 ways I generally go about brainstorming… Read More 5 Ways to Brainstorm Story Ideas
by Teagan Berry A little more than a year ago, I was hard at work on a novella about a main character from my in-the-process-of-editing book trilogy. This main character made new ‘friends’ (if that’s what you call cellmates in prison) who were required to help push the plot along. One of these side… Read More When Side Characters Become Interesting
by Lauren Sapala Studies have proven again and again that humans make purchasing decisions based on emotional factors. This probably happens most frequently in the glittering online jungle known as Amazon.com. I read recently that Amazon is the only search engine people use with the mouse in one hand, and a credit card in… Read More What Self-Pubbing Authors Need to Know About Getting the Best Book Cover
by Kelly D. Smith I have to admit, I’m a descriptive writer, and in turn, I love reading books that are very descriptive! I like to feel like I’m immersed in the book. And for both Rock Stars Are Fun and Summoning the Demon, I’ve been told that I “drew the reader into the book.”… Read More 2 Exercises To Work On “Show, Don’t Tell”
by Hope Ann Ready to self-publish on Amazon? Considering self-publication on Amazon but don’t have a clue where to start or what to expect? Take a glimpse behind-the-scenes, so when the time comes to push the button and create your own ebook, you already know what lies ahead of you.