Jessica Armstrong

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Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors

The word exploitation comes to mind. M​any of us are being treated badly Philip Pullman<p>Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner are calling on publishers to increase payments to authors, after a survey of more than 5,500 professional writers revealed a dramatic fall in the number able to …

Writing

Making Connections: Marketing Tips for Writers

By Richard Billing<p>Marketing is perhaps one of the trickiest parts of the writing process. You’ve just spent months writing a book, the last thing you …

What to do if a friend asks you to give feedback on their novel

First of all, don’t panic. It’ll be ok. You can get through this without losing your friend. And you won’t even need to compromise your principles …

Who Are You? | Tips for Writing a Convincing Artist Statement

Follow these tips to write a convincing artist statement that gets the word out about you and your work.The post Who Are You? | Tips for Writing a …

Reader Question: How to handle the passage of time in a script?

Time management can be a big concern in a screenplay.A question from Dan:I’ve got a screenwriting question if you wouldn’t mind having a look. I’m an …

Get A Good Job And Other Tips For Writers

I have an old friend who is starting a course in creative writing. I thought he could use some advice and, because I store writing advice the way …

Edit Your Work by Reading It Backwards

Editing your work is very important. It’s very sad that so many authors don’t realize this. This is one of the most critical stages of getting your …

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: The Wanderers

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (<i>no sexual, political, or religious</i> stories, …

Creativity Exercises: 3 Ways to Awaken Your Mind to Poetic Thinking

Poetry has been called the “gateway drug” into writing because many writers often begin their craft by attempting to encapsulate simple observations …

5 Ways to Hook Your Reader In Every Scene

Many writing books talk about the importance of the first line, first paragraph and first page of a novel.<p>If you don’t grab the reader early in your …

Creative Writing

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Unpublished art by Lord of the Rings creator JRR Tolkien goes on show

Three previously unpublished artworks by JRR Tolkien are to be displayed for the first time as part of a major exhibition coming to the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries this summer.<p>The three pieces will be among rare paintings and drawings by the author of the fantasy masterpiece The Lord …

Literature

Plagiarism software pins down new source for Shakespeare's plays

Scholars say the likelihood of George North’s unpublished manuscript A Brief Discourse of Rebellion sharing words and features with the Bard’s plays by chance is ‘less than one in a billion’<p>Plagiarism software more commonly used to check student essays for overly assiduous borrowings has uncovered …

Literature

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

Belief, Emotional Involvement, Clarity: What Every Character Needs

We’re continuing our monthly installment series on creating amazing characters using Orson Scott Card’s seminal book, <i>Elements of Fiction Writing:</i> …

What is an Epilogue — and How To Write an Effective One

What is an Epilogue — and How To Write One Readers Won't Forget<p>February 6, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - Leave your thoughts<p>The epilogue comes after …

Elfort Road House / Amos Goldreich Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project, a Victorian terraced house in Islington, comprises of a side and roof extension, as well …

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Horror

Five book designers present the favourite covers they worked on last year

When is a book cover designer really pleased with their own work?<p>Everyone knows the writers. A few know the editors and publishers. But the first …

Books