Tag Archive | Writing

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 The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant.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.

Strong, Bitchy, or Both?

There you are, bold writer of a strong female lead ™, when all the sudden you write your upteenth snarky quip and you find yourself wondering: “Has my strong lead character morphed into an utter b_ch unexpectedly?”

Today I’m gonna talk about strong female characters, sexism and a bunch of other stuff that is sure to invite the twitterverse to eat my face utterly. Click the read more and just a warning, I’m using the B-word a whole lot in this one!

3 Reasons for Reading Dystopian Fiction

What you’re not thinking about when it comes to Dystopian Novels

Do Twitter and Blogs Really Drive Book Sales?

Originally posted on Follow The Reader:
We’ve all heard the old adage that “fifty percent of advertising works, we just don’t know which fiftty percent it is.” But does it apply to book chatter on Twitter and blogs? And if so, now that it’s becoming possible to measure just about everything through digital analysis, do we have to accept…