Writing a short story is just like writing a novel. You will need an idea that you can lay on a page to blaze into a story. To find this idea, you may need to take a long walk and open your eyes to th..
Listed on 2013-01-08 13:53:34
I’ve been reading “The Kindly Ones” by Jonathan Littell for a couple weeks now (it’s 975 pages!) and every bit of it is filled with contrasting images. From the Ukrainian for..
Listed on 2013-01-04 05:57:19
There is nothing more devastating than realizing the book you slaved over for months or even years needs to be rewritten. I am not talking about editing a book from beginning to end. I am talking abou..
Listed on 2013-01-01 10:28:59
Sensational Saturday - it is sensational to read a book that is good for you and your kids. Over the course of the last few weeks, the Sensational Saturday articles have focused on older books that ar..
Listed on 2012-12-29 10:03:13
Now is the time to write “THE END” at the bottom of your manuscript. Typing those words is a huge accomplishment that makes you feel like a warrior. And you are a warrior, a writing..
Listed on 2012-12-24 10:11:24
Sometimes what you think will be the last chapter isn’t always the very end of your book. You can add another chapter or indicate a scene break with the pound sign to write a page or two to brin..
Listed on 2012-12-23 10:35:19
You can spice up your writing the normal way with clever similes and metaphors, interesting words, and neat adjectives, or you can do it the extraordinary way. Here are five tips on how to spic..
Listed on 2012-12-22 10:56:15
Mystery is not just a genre but an emotion that can be used in any story. Here are ten tips to help you create mystery in your story: 1. Setting and Tone. Yes, when it c..
Listed on 2012-12-21 11:16:01
Suspense makes your reader’s heart pound uncontrollably, their hands sweat around your book, and drives them to read faster so they can turn the page to find out what is going to happen next. &n..
Listed on 2012-12-20 10:47:54
There is no sure-fire way to break out of writer's block, but here are ten tactics that have proven to help me over the years: 1. Read the last chapter or two that..
Listed on 2012-12-18 11:33:33