Tagged: Writing Tips
Ready to write your novel? Read on for embracing the mystery and taking action… The creative process is a mystery. Writing a novel is part mystery, part exploration, part WTF. When we learn things...
About Flash Fiction from expert and writer, Nancy Stohlman. *** You could call me a flash aficionado. In the last dozen years I’ve: co-founded a flash fiction press, started a flash fiction reading series,...
There’s so much more to pacing than where you place commas or semicolons. Novelist Sue Razi shares tips on pacing and how they can enhance your fiction and hook your readers.
A famous author once said that every book should contain a love story. Now, that author might not have thought that the love story needed a sex scene, but many novelists writing in every genre do include sex scenes in their books. And there’s a problem with that.
Halloween is on its way; time to get out Boney, our life-size skeleton decoration. He’s been around for several years now. His skull fell off his neck, but we repaired him and now he’s sitting in a fold-out chair on our porch, waving at passers-by, his skeleton hand high in the air.
I wrote one blog on the tools one can use for productivity before at and all of those tools still stand. They’re all great. What I found was that I used too many at once and that didn’t end up working well for me as I spent more time inputting and checking off than was necessary.
Novels, J.D. Salinger wrote, grow in the dark. By that, he meant that true creativity comes from the subconscious mind, from allowing ideas time to percolate below our conscious awareness.
Some ‘old school’ authors may cling to the old adage, ‘let the writing speak for itself,’ but nowadays, it is pretty much universally accepted that authors need to maintain an internet presence to be noticed.