Would your book benefit from a writing coach? Alexandra O’Connell explains why hiring a writing coach for your manuscript will not only improve the publishing process, but can take the end result to a new level.
The court of public opinion can be a scary place. Writers spend an inordinate amount of time and resources putting their thoughts onto paper. It would be heartbreaking to reach the end of that long journey and discover that your character is unlikable, your plot doesn’t make sense, or that you have an unsatisfying ending. […]
Which do you think is more difficult – naming your child or naming your book? Truthfully, either can hold immense influence over the future. Your book title is the first stage of your marketing plan. It will either intrigue readers and urge them to find out more, or it will turn them away in disinterest. […]
This week we will hear from our very own Catherine Spader: editor and fiction writing extraordinaire! She will explain the best habits and mindset to keep in order to write faster and better – and possibly have a little fun along the way. The best writing advice I ever received was to practice, practice, practice. […]
October is one of my favorite months. As a lifelong procrastinator, October will forever be highlighted in my calendar as the time that I begin to create my fiction outline before November. To writers, November can be the most hectic 30 days of the year. November is National Novel Writing Month (more well known as […]
Writing is the kind of undertaking that can take a lifetime to master. Anyone who wants to make a go of it should probably remember this before they decide to publish. I’ve worked with dozens of writers, and the successful ones share some habits
If you are a writer who is afraid to share your writing with the world, realize you are not alone. I posed the question of greatest fears to several talented fellow authors. What are you most afraid of when it comes to writing? Here’s what these brave souls said.
Ever find yourself confronted with a blank, white page wondering what to write about as you get started? Fear not. There are a wealth of writing prompts out there to help you on your way. You may also find ways to weave them into projects you’ve already began as well. Writing prompts come in many […]
Many of us make New Year’s Resolutions in December and January, such as to get in shape & lose weight, get more sleep, earn more money, and even find a new hobby. The Huffington Post states that, “only 8 percent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions, according to one commonly cited statistic. There are many […]
Want to Become A Better Fiction Writer? I’m not the writer I used to be, and I’m thankful for that. I’ve evolved with time, life experience and practice. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over my decades that have helped be become a better fiction writer. Everyone’s writing journey is different, but I […]