Are You Really a Writer? Find Out For Sure with The Charles Bukowski Method | Mandy Wallace
Have you tried to quit writing? Novelist and poet of the American lowlife, Charles Bukowski, thinks you should. But what the hell does he know? Bukowski’s poem “So You Want to Be a Writer?” tickles my rebellious streak. And thank goodness my rebellious streak is stronger than my perfectionistic fear of failing. Because nothing gets me […]
How to Start a Writer's Notebook | Cole Smith Writes
If you want to keep better track of your ideas, or get serious about regular creative brainstorming sessions, here's how to start a writer's notebook:
Show, Don’t Tell; Six Ways to Write like a Movie Camera
How do you "show, don't tell"? Well, how do movies tell their stories? In an audiovisual format, showing is the only option. Novelists have a lot to learn!
15 Essential Reference Books for New Proofreaders | Turner Proofreading
Not sure what proofreading books you need? These essential reference books for proofreaders will help you hone your proofreading skills!
How to turn one idea into a month’s (or more!) worth of content for your biz - Wild Spirit Copywriting
Your copywriter-approved pathway to quickly creating content for your biz - sans stress, frustration and daytime drinking.
OOPS! Continuity in Your Novel | Fiction Notes
Writing teacher and author Darcy Pattison discusses writing novels and picture books. Tips, techniques and encouragement for the writing life.
These four common stumbling blocks will keep you from writing a book for years - Paper Raven Books
As a writing coach, I see writers make the same mistakes over and over again, when they attempt writing a book on their own.
5 Hard-Hitting Plot Tools To Unstick Your Story
Story stuck? Here are 5 proven plot techniques from the University of Iowa's Prestigious Writers' Workshop to get your story back on track.
How to Write an Opening Line that Will Hook Readers (and a Publisher!) - Ink and Quills
The first sentence of your story is the most important you will write. It will determine whether the reader (or publisher) decides to keep reading or toss your book aside. Think of it this way: when you meet someone new you decide from your first impression whether or not you like the person and are …
5 Tricks - How to Write Necessary Secondary Characters
How to Give Secondary Characters in Our Stories More Purpose. Readers will notice when you introduce a secondary character. If that character has no purpose...
Mixtus Media — How Authors Can Market A Book With No Money
If you're strapped for cash or have little to no marketing budget, these tips and strategies to effectively market your book for free will be a huge help!
Chapter Revision Checklist - Alyssa Hollingsworth
Whenever I pull out my pens and start tearing into chapters, I have this beside me to make sure I have my bases covered. Printable checklist downloadable.
Kick your writer's block in the next 30 minutes with 3 practical, proven methods - Paper Raven Books
Here are 3 practical, actionable, proven methods to kick your writer’s block in 30 minutes or less.