If you love NaNoWriMo and the challenge of completing a 50,000-word manuscript in just a month, then you’re probably thinking of ways you can get
Darcy Pattison runs a indie publishing house that publishes fiction and non-fiction books for kids. She recaps her presentation from the SCBWI conference on Jane
From the blog: There’s a reason why many people talk about their writing skill as a “muscle” that must be exercised if it’s to grow
Indie Author Magazine is launching May 3, 2021 and we’re looking for writers to join our contributing writers’ pool. Indie Author Magazine is a startup
In one post writing conversations, a fabulous teachable moment burst to the front of the lesson. In the least likely moment, my class discussed—hooks. It was by accident. You could say we were hooked. Haha get it… Anyway, it started with a simple request. “Share three of your favorite sentences.”
A great article about how to go from a WordPress.com website to a self-hosted WordPress.org website.
Joseph Campbell popularized the Hero’s Journey, which has become a mainstay among writers. But he also said the symbols of ancient myths no longer fit
Well written descriptive details bring a story to life. As authors, we love hearing a reader say, “When I read your story, I saw a movie in my head.” With that being said, too much detail has the reverse effect. It bogs a story. So how do you know which details to add? This is an exercise to help answer the question
A summary is the bare-bones details about a story. One method used to strip away the engaging elements of a story is Somebody Wants But So (SWBS). We can also reverse engineer a story idea with SWBS.
“You must write faster if you want to be successful.” That is the single most important advice I keep hearing from successful indie authors. It
Great article about the best practice of changing and testing your book’s keywords. What happens when you change keywords A process for how to change your