The Western mass media seem determined to scare the wits out of (or distract) their citizenry with headline screamers treating Novel Coronavirus 2019 as an indestructible Horseman of the Apocalypse. The Slog offers some facts as an aid to a good night’s sleep. This was the London Times lead this morning: Nature magazine has called 2019-nCoV […]
Some easy methods of adding new life to an old blog.
National Novel Writing Month is only days away! Make sure you’re prepared for what’s coming, so you can start this challenge strong. NaNo Checklist Schedule Reschedule non-essential tasks, events, and responsibilitiesMake sure your family, roommates, friends, etc. are aware of the challenge—the necessity for you to stay on track, and for them to give you…
Prepare your brew of choice, whether it be coffee or tea… These tips are very helpful.
Great words to remember.
Photographed by John Michael Thomson By Amy Evans In the publishing world, descriptions found on the back of a book or on an online page are often referred to as ‘blurbs.’ Reviews and testimonials are often also included in book descriptions, and are also referred to as blurbs within the industry. For the purposes of…
Many stories have a ‘faction’ part of their world. It can be obvious with feuding guilds or opposing armies. Other times, you can miss it because you’re only introduced to one of the groups and merely hear about the others. You can even have factions turn up in a more modern setting in the form […]
These are great tips, and I will probably use some, if not most, in the story I am working on.
Bonus points for the picture used.
By H. R. D’Costa You’ve come up with an amazing hook for your next novel. It’s the kind of idea that Hollywood would drool over. 1,671 more words
I stumbled upon these helpful tips for writing better short stories. I have been trying to write more short stories, so these tips have been very helpful. I will try my best to incorporate them in my works.
I hope that they would be helpful for you, too.
Have a nice day.
by Allison Maruska In April, I was a judge for two writing contests – Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest and Ryan Lanz’s short story contest. I was honored to be asked to fill the role once, let alone twice. And while I enjoyed judging great stories, I also learned a few things about […]
Terry Pratchett said that there is no such thing as writer’s block. If so, how should we define the moments when it seems that our bucket of ideas is empty? How do we put words where it seems to be nothing but darkness? And moreover, how we decide which words to use when no words […]
Check out this post that talks about 5 overused words in fiction. I found myself relating to this, so I thought I’d share it.
by Kelsie Engen I’m deep in the throes of editing my current WIP right now, Broken Time, which is why my poor blog has been taking a backseat. And what this really means is that I’m deep into the nitty-gritty of grammar, word usage, syntax, and pretty much the non-glamorous aspects of writing.