Tag Archive | writing tips

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…

Eating My Frog Daily

Eating My Frog Daily

Writing daily is a challenge for parents with a full time job but it need not be one or the other!

10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress. I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self. They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears…

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

So, conflict between even the best of friends and lovers is a must… however, the conflict has to make sense in the context of their relationship. How do you do that? Well, even characters who are utterly in sync with each other emotionally will vary in how they relate to others. This is where a tool from rpg storytelling comes in VERY handy.

An easy way to sell more books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Effrosyni Moschoudi was the very first one to suggest to me this little trick, and I have since used it with all my books. Now, Jonathan Gunson has written a great post with the same easy way to sell more books, as a comment on a presentation by Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler.…

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

But I have a secret to share – something that the publishing world hasn’t yet figured out about me and I’m going to share it with you today: the secret to pleasing readers *OR* everything I know about Successful Storytelling I learned from fandoms, rpg, & cosplay.

#Read about Guest #Aspiring #Author DeAnna Ross

#Read about Guest #Aspiring #Author DeAnna Ross

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Finding Success Doing What You Love (It was an Apple IIe.) The pale keys against my stubby fingers were cool and smooth. I looked in wonder at the greenish screen. My friend Pam was the luckiest girl in the whole world to have access to…

One Simple Trick To Fight Writer’s Block

One Simple Trick To Fight Writer’s Block

So you’re feeling the strain of your ambitious New Year’s resolutions to write or publish your writing this year?  Rest assured you’re not alone!  So many people start off the new year with all the best intentions which are quickly dashed by the reality of every day life and re-prioritized needs – it happens to […]

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

Originally posted on Such Small Hands:
I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mind-boggling to me. If you had asked me a year ago what I…