No matter how many times you've read through your precious manuscript, I can guarantee you that there are still corrections and improvements to be made. I know--because I'm a writer, too--and I've been there. Writing has always been my passion–and out of that passion, almost by default, grew a staunch conviction that, if you are … Continue reading Finally going to publish that book? Then you need an editor–because Grammarly isn’t enough.
"Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand."--W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Writing an elevator pitch should be easy, right? It’s just one sentence, maybe two, the gist, the… For me, it’s the process of condensing 115,000 words into a handful of meaningful, plot-hinging terms. Eek! But wait, let’s back up. What’s an elevator pitch, you ask? It’s a marketing term used to relay an idea in […] … Continue reading The Elevator Pitch – So What’s Your Book About? — Jeanne G’Fellers
My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As a child he’d grown anxious that when adults said he had a “cute little […] via … Continue reading Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms — Mitch Teemley
Greetings, my lovelies! It's that wonderful time of the week again--time for you to voraciously consume (or at least half-heartedly scan) my own response to last week's prompt; I've included the photo I chose to write about below, and, as usual, I've included links to the prior five prompts and my responses. If you haven't … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #6
The fact is, a lot of novice writers switch point of view unintentionally or without knowing that there are specific categories of Point of View. Knowing these categories can help authors decide which point of view is best for their story. For the experienced writers out there, this might be a refresher or old news, […] … Continue reading Writing Tip: Know Your Points of View — KaylaAnn
No cheating today. No short stories, no guest post. I actually have to write something this time. Which would be a lot easier if I had spent a moment considering what specifically to blog about today. Sure, it’s supposed to be a writing-related so that gives me a general direction but that’s about it. I’ve […] … Continue reading The Magic of Writing Communities — Writing Up My Serotonin
Today’s fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises, which imparts lessons and techniques on the craft of storytelling and provides practical exercises for study and practice. 565 more words via Setting in Time — Writing Forward