Posted by Keri De Deo In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about two different kinds of writing: writing with the door closed and writing with the door open. First, you write with the door closed. That means you write for yourself. After you’ve done that, you open the door and revise your writing … Continue reading What Editors Want
By S. J. Brown Recently I was reviewing some guidelines from a publisher. They wanted the usual information like my name, contact information, the name of the book I was proposing and the word count. Then I saw it the next requirement was an impossible task, a one page synopsis. I needed to share all … Continue reading One Page
By S. J. Brown Like many writers I am a bit of a loner. I can easily spend large blocks of time alone and be quite content. I also find that being part of a team can be very rewarding. I was recently part of a team of a few dozen people that gathered together … Continue reading Team Work
This post is by Joe Stephens I didn't have time to write this. I'm just too busy. I'm behind on grading papers, I need to make up a test, there's a book for me to review sitting next to me shouting for attention, I haven't written a book review for the online magazine that was … Continue reading Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Why is humor an important tool for writers of every genre? Read my post to find out.
This post by Craig Snider *Warning, this post contains a picture which may be disturbing to some readers. As writers, we often suffer from writer’s block, or just a lack of ideas for stories. Writing prompts are usually an easy cure, but I find the stories they leave me with to be flat and bland. … Continue reading A Picture and its Words
This Post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction There are two kinds of writers, Pantsers and Outliners. We all have different writing styles and none is wrong. It’s just the way we think. Some people think and write in chronological order and make up the story as they go along and others make elaborate outlines … Continue reading Are You Scrambling?
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Book promotion is a full-time job. Just ask any Indie author and you’ll get an earful. Not only are we responsible for the story, cover, editing, formatting and whatever else needs to be done, we are also responsible to get the word out about the book once … Continue reading Are You A Book Promotions Expert?
This post is by Erin Thorne. I’ve had quite a few reading, speaking, and signing events so far this year at a wide range of venues, including cafés, libraries, small shops, and bookstores. I was even the guest speaker at a local Rotary Club’s dinner last month. Some stand out in my mind more than … Continue reading Managing Manners
This Post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Everything was bathed in sunshine and the temperature rising when friends picked my husband and me up for a trip to El Quelite a week ago. El Quelite is a sleepy village a few miles outside Mazatlan and one tourists like to visit. We were no exception. … Continue reading A Trip to El Quelite