Louise Malley

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8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers - Copyblogger

Writers and content producers are always looking for a fresh perspective, and sometimes subjects completely unrelated to a niche can send you down a …

Writing

8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity and Stifle Your Success

<i>“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.”</i> ~ Robert Frost<p>It’s a myth that only …

Creativity

How to Nail the Opening of Your Blog Post - Copyblogger

The opening four notes to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are the most popular notes in Western music.<p><i>Dun dun dun dum …</i><p>They are stormy. Heroic. …

9 Tips on Becoming a More Creative and Productive Writer - Copyblogger

Dorothy Parker famously said:<p><i>“I hate writing. I enjoy having written.”</i><p>Don’t we all? We <i>love</i> the end result, the feeling of accomplishment and creative …

Productivity

The art of structuring a Novel. Those First Fifteen Pages Are Critical. - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

There is no right way or wrong way to write a novel. But, without structure, the story, which in the final analysis, is all that counts, can wind up …

Writing

Ten rules for writing fiction

<b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin</b><p><b>1</b> Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to …

Book doctor: What can I read to improve my writing?

I am 11 years old. I like reading and am interested in what books it would be good for me to read to improve my writing skills.<br>Surya<p>As your question …

Behind the Scenes at a Publishing House – The Structural Edit

I was happy with most of the changes I was asked to make, except one: removing the Prologue. Pages and pages have been written about Prologues. Let’s …

How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start To Finish (PART I)

To mark the occasion of my 601st blog post (and I wonder why The Novel isn’t finished yet…), and after seeing that a number of people regularly land …

How Do I Write a Novel?

I get asked two main questions being an author: “Why do you write,” and “how do you write?”<p>First answer is easy: if I don’t write, I feel empty, …