by Katriena Knights
If you’ve seriously pursued writing for any amount of time, you know you can’t be trusted to judge your own work. Scenes that seem wonderfully constructed in our heads are completely incomprehensible to other people. Read More
By Lori DeBoer
“It is easy to write. Just sit in front of your typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway likely wasn’t recommending that one literally open a vein. I think. Read More
By Sean Curley
One of the things writers ask me is how I know when a manuscript is done? The answer isn’t as easy as you might think. It can be incredibly difficult to just complete a novel. When you are done, however, you aren’t really done. Read More
By Lori DeBoer
We read for many reasons—to be entertained, to be swept up in a story, to be transported into an interesting world, to laugh, to cry, to learn, to gain insight and to be inspired. But when we become writers, we need to read like a writer. Read More
By Alissa Johnson
When I finish a book I love, I turn past the last page. I look for anything I can read so I don’t have to set it down. I want to stay immersed in the feeling of the book. Inevitably, my search takes me to the author’s Acknowledgements Page. Read More
By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
Listen closely, for I am about to tell you a publishing secret no one else wants you to know.
Are you ready?
Not everything a writer writes is good.
Shocking, right? J.K. Read More
by Jeffe Kennedy
November 1st signaled the start of a month of intense novel writing for many people: the onset of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.
For me, it was Deadline Day for the second book in my Twelve Kingdoms trilogy. I pulled it tighter than I’d like. Read More
By Mark Stevens
Practice makes perfect.
I’ve been practicing this fiction thing for 30 years. Perfection? I can’t see it from here. Read More