Tag Archive | WRITING ADVICE

5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

5 NaNoWriMo Preps (Easy-Peasy)

November (and National Novel Writers Month or NaNoWriMo for short) is coming faster than you think. Sure, it’s July and warm weather calls you outdoors, but November is the month in which many writers get their official start – it’s looming just a few short weeks (17) ahead. Have YOU begun to do the prep […]

The Character Motivation Thesaurus

The Character Motivation Thesaurus

Character Motivation Thesaurus put together by Writing Helping Writers is an excellent tool to help authors in crafting an amazing story.

The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

Originally posted on Writer's Block Party:
On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. My after-hours beta reading for friends. And, yeah, okay, the…

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show, Don’t Tell ala @NaomiLHughes – info-graphic to help explain Show Don’t Tell.

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
What is the best advice I’d give an author? How many times have you thought about this question? Those of you who know me would remember I’d say “Never give up on your dreams.” But what else would I say? Read work by other authors…

4 Assumptions that Help Authors Fail

Originally posted on The Published Author:
? 10 years ago, only one book out of every ten would succeed. And by succeed, I don’t mean bestseller. These books would earn out the advance for the author and probably get in a little more on the royalty, they would earn the publisher a small profit (yeah,…

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Originally posted on Heather Hill, Author & Comedy Writer:
There are people that are writing in the hope of getting rich, and there are people that are writing for the love of the craft. I would firmly plant myself between these two extremes. I suspect that those writers who are most disappointed are in the first…