I am not someone who sits in front of the blank page agonizing trying to think of things to write. My brain is an ADD thought processor on steroids, with more characters and story lines pumping per minute than I could possibly use. The challenge for me is knowing how to shape my unwieldy imagination into a… Continue
Added by Joanell Serra on September 16, 2014 at 8:00am —
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 16, 2014 at 6:53am —
Dialogue is a great tool to establish relationships between your characters and deepen emotional connection to your readers. But if you rely on dialogue alone to show how your characters interact, you’re missing a big opportunity. In real life, nonverbal cues—body language—account for more than 90% of our communication.…
Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 16, 2014 at 5:51am —
Modern educational system plays a big role in easy or assignment writing. It is really essential for every single course, whether it is engineering, medical science, psychology, entrepreneurship, nursing, MBA… the list never going to end. However, the prime reasons of putting emphasize … Continue
Added by Richa sehra on September 15, 2014 at 5:30am —
This blog post is in response to two recent questions, one posted in the comments section of this blog and one messaged to me on my facebook page. In reality, these are both variations of questions I’ve gotten since publishing my first book… Continue
Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on September 14, 2014 at 11:39am —
I was excited as I drove to visit Ellie, a member of my writer’s group, who had offered to read the first draft of my memoir. On the phone, she’d said she was enjoying it, so I was ready for a big ego boost, like that scene in the film Sophie’s Choice when Nathan is so impressed with the… Continue
Added by Eileen Flanagan on September 14, 2014 at 6:00am —
On a walk with friends this morning I got asked the question I dread the most.
"So, how's the book going?"
I haven't looked at my novel since the start of the summer holidays. That's more than six… Continue
Added by Morgan Prince on September 9, 2014 at 5:36am —
What deep POV is
Deep POV (Point of View) has been increasing in publishing for the last 20 years or so, and it’s getting more popular every year. Sometimes it’s also called tight or close POV. If… Continue
Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 9, 2014 at 3:00am —
Writer’s block can happen to anyone, whether you’re a professional writer or just got stuck with managing the company blog because you have the best spelling skills. While it’s important to keep an eye out for inspiration 24/7, as well as a means of writing down these inspirations, sometimes a little outside influence is in order. If you’re managing a blog and need a little push, blog prompts can be lifesavers.
It doesn’t matter if you’re… Continue
Added by Laura Tolentino on September 8, 2014 at 7:21am —
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Posted Saturday Short, about Edgar Allan Poe in the Bronx. It was filmed at Poe's c. 1812 home, which is now a museum.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 6, 2014 at 8:14am —
You know how things go in cycles? Well, lately I’ve met quite a few writers who have entered writing contests…and been disappointed with the results. I don’t just mean they didn’t win. In fact at least one of them did win and was still upset! But there were also unpleasant surprises about the process.
Which got me thinking: how do you know if a writing contest is for you? And… Continue
Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 4, 2014 at 11:56am —
I am a big fan of writing classes. Despite some people’s doubts about MFA’s, I consider my time at Vermont College of Fine Arts well spent—and every class I’ve taken since has offered me something useful. But writing classes can’t teach everything, and there are certain essentials they universally miss.
Here are four things writing classes don’t cover—four things I believe can make the difference between a fulfilling and successful writing life and one that runs off… Continue
Added by Jill Jepson on September 2, 2014 at 7:30am —
While Ella was editing Lucas Story, I began prewriting the third book in my Trihune Series. I was in the midst of detailing Sarid’s character with my handy, dandy character sheets (see post here) when inspiration hit.
For months, in the back of my mind, questions had prowled regarding a new character’s power. I had no idea what his power would be, just that it had to be strong and undetectable.
Suddenly it hit. I figured it… Continue
Added by RB Austin on September 1, 2014 at 2:58am —
Seven years ago, a student of mine recommended Stephen King's book, "…
Added by Aine Greaney on August 31, 2014 at 2:30pm —
I promised that here on Writing Now I would talk about my writing life and today I have a story to share. I was at one of those ugly places. You know, where you know where you want to go with your writing but are clueless as to how to get there? In frustration, I turned… Continue
Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on August 31, 2014 at 9:00am —
Wow. I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks and I have to say: reliving the creation of my book? Not as easy as I thought it would be. Probably because while writing a memoir about losing my brother to suicide was incredibly healing, it was also slow and raw and painful, like digging glass… Continue
Added by Kelley Clink on August 30, 2014 at 4:30pm —
I earned almost $2,000 within the first couple of months that I started writing romance regularly.
And this is with practically no marketing; no name recognition as a romance writer; and again no experience writing in this genre before May ...… Continue
Added by Yuwanda Black on August 30, 2014 at 10:50am —
Today marks the second issue of my new bi-weekly newsletter. Still experiencing growing pains and design decisions, but this issue is full of tips, links to articles, a grammar tip and news. If you're still pondering another newsletter in your inbox, don't wait too long because complimentary copies will soon expire.
For those who are already subscribed and new subscribers from here on out, my free e-book on the healing benefits of writing is announced in this issue. Sign up now to be… Continue
Added by Sherrey Meyer on August 29, 2014 at 12:39pm —
In the last 30 days, I've earned $3,146.73 on Amazon from my ebooks. Of the over 400 recorded transactions, 17 were non-fiction* titles. The rest were ... you guessed it, romance novels, like my latest, … Continue
Added by Yuwanda Black on August 27, 2014 at 11:30am —