To be honest, I don't even know how I got my hands on this book bundle. As of this writing [in February 2017], I can't find it available for purchase. That being said, each of the three books in the bundle are available, so I wanted to share my thoughts anyway, in case the writers … Continue reading Craft, business, and the best advice an indie can get in a book bundle. [Book Review]
If you're a writer, you've probably heard of Libbie Hawker. She's one of those funny and smart writers whose name sticks in your head because of the crazy things she says and her lively attitude. And, of course, the crazy title of her other writing book. (It's called Take Off Your Pants!, and it's on … Continue reading Want to write better back cover copy for your books? Libbie Hawker to the rescue! [Book Review]
As a writer, I rely on a lot of resources to keep my mind sharp and my writing game strong. I love reading about the deconstruction of stories, what makes characters tick, and the other habits of writers - which is a big reason I started my interview series for the blog. Today's interviewee has … Continue reading Breaking Stories Down to Resonate with Readers with Christine Frazier. [Interview]
"Why do you write?" This is one of those questions we writers all get a lot. It may come in different forms, but it's always the same idea. What makes our brain so different that scribbling (or typing) is the only way we can make ourselves feel sufficiently heard in the world? Usually we get … Continue reading Writing to Live: You call it a hobby; I call it my lifeblood.
Last month, I asked a few of the peopole in my writing group for a guest post, and Emily Selleck was one of those who was kind enough to oblige. She's a riot - fun, happy, and full of great ideas. This is her take on that most hectic and brilliant of adventures: NaNoWriMo. Why … Continue reading Three Things NaNoWriMo Has Taught Me: Guest Post by Emily Selleck
Originally published December 01, 2014 Nailed It! NaNoWriMo 2014 has come and gone, and to everyone who participated, I'd like to extend my warmest congratulations. Whether you wrote 50 words or 50,000, you wrote something more than you had in October, and that's to be celebrated. For myself, I'm happy to say I made it … Continue reading Celebrating Your Writing Accomplishments: This Time Two Years Ago
I write a lot, and I talk almost as much. Is it an incessant need to fill the silence or a wish to be heard that drives me? Is it money, fame, or notoriety? Yes and no. I crave to be heard as much as the next guy, and I can't pay my bills in … Continue reading Crossing Genres, Being Authentic, and the Creative Urge
Picking just the right title for a short story or poem can be difficult, but crafting the title for a novel can be a nightmare if you don't know where to begin. Having options is key. A good brainstorming session will get you started. 1. Brainstorm Popular wisdom on the subject says to think … Continue reading Name Your Book in 4 Steps or Less