The internet is full of advice for writers. Some of it is great, but some of it is... well, not so great. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Luckily, The Write Life has done that for you with this yearly list. Regardless of your genre, you'll find something here to assist you, inspire you, or just entertain you.
Borrow from the screenwriter’s bag of tricks as you work to complete your manuscript.
Improve your book by removing overused dialogue, phrases and plot devices from your writing.
If you’re tripping over your words, consider these tips for writing natural and necessary conversations.
Oftentimes, the difference between a mediocre book and a great book is the richness of the language used.
A skilled writer will tap into all five of their readers’ senses, and possibly more, to transport them through the page and into the world they have created in their story. This article explains how you can incorporate sensory stimuli to enhance your writing and bring your descriptions to life.
The creative processes used by authors and screenwriters differ as much as those used by painters and photographers. In this article, you will discover how to adapt your approach to master both.
AuthorHouse Editorial Services Manager, Joel Pierson, and AuthorHouse Cover-Copy Coordinator, Megan Schindele, have collaborated to produce a fascinating guideline to creating back-cover copy that will grab your reader’s attention and make them want to buy your book.
A quick visit to Dictionary.com gives a clear definition of passion: “Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.” Love and hate are extreme emotions, but the word in that definition that jumps out is compelling.
Being a writer is not a choice; it is a calling, a vocation. Writers are driven by an irresistible force that makes us want to communicate our ideas and thoughts through the written word. But if you don’t convey yourself with passion, you impart nothing to your reader.
It may sound paradoxical, but the best way to beat writers block is to stop thinking about writing. That’s right, if you can’t fathom how to write your book, or can just no longer string two coherent sentences together, don’t agonize for hours trying to force yourself to come up with an idea or some poetic prose. Get up, walk away and do something else.
The world celebrated International Children’s Book Day on April 2. Unsurprisingly, the day chosen to “inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books” is also the birthday of the “Father of the Modern Fairy Tale,” Hans Christian Andersen.