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The Big Reason Why Agents and Editors Often Stop Reading

by Russell Honeywell | via Flickr<b>Note from Jane:</b> Today’s post is an excerpt from Paula Munier’s <i>Writing with Quiet Hands,</i> recently released from …

Writing

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a …

Oscar Winner William Monahan On How To Write Unforgettable Dialogue

William Monahan, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Departed,” shares invaluable insight on character-driven dialogue, incorporating speech patterns, and the screenwriter as a performer.<p><i>“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”</i><br>–Frank …

Time To Kill A Book - It's A Dog

I have to kill a book. It’s a dog.<p>It’s not easy to come to the conclusion that a book you have painstakingly written is a failure, but sometimes you …

10 Reasons To Self-Publish Apart From Making Money

On Books Self-Publishing Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 2133 Views 1 Comment<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>173 Shares<p>4.2/5 (10)<p>10 Reasons to self-publish, …

Writing

7 Misconceptions About Revision

Rewriting is 90 percent of the writing process. If you don’t believe me, download <i>The Adventures of Luke Starkiller</i> <i>as Taken from the Journal of the</i> …

Writing

Writer’s Block: Turning Dead Time into Productive Time

<i>Every writer knows that writer’s block sucks and that it is inevitable. Luckily, in this guest post, writer Vince Guaglione shares some tips that he</i> …

Do You Know In What Book Genre Your New Book Should Be?

Promote Your Book Writing<p>Updated June 18, 2018 4079 Views 0 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>165 Shares<p>3.86/5 (21)<p>Make sure you list your new …

Writing

How to Plan Your 2017 Writing Agenda

<i>Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets,</i> …

INFOGRAPHIC: 30 Of The Most Famous Books and How Long it Took to Write Them

From Salinger to Stevenson to Tolkien and more, the length of time it took our most beloved authors to write their literary masterpieces ranges …

Infographics

The Conscience of Words: Susan Sontag on the Wisdom of Literature, the Danger of Opinions, and the Writer’s Task

“A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine… The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.”<p><i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in the only surviving recording of her voice. <i>“Words are events, they do things,</i> …

Literature

How to Find New Ideas For Your Next Fiction Novel

Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 2190 Views 0 Comments<p>5/5 (1)<p>Where do you get your fiction story ideas?<p><i>By Andrew Crofts</i><p>It’s a question …

Put Calls To Action In The Back Of Your Books To Sell More Books

There are two different kinds of book marketing, active marketing and passive marketing, and both are important.<p>Active marketing is when you go out …

A (Caffeinated) Shopping List for Super-Productive Writers

I’ve been writing for my entire adult life, and making a living as a writer for about ten years. A few things stand me in good stead:<p>a morning …

What a Novel Looks Like Before It’s a Novel

In the long game that is novel-writing, the most mysterious element is the first draft: the rough attempt at shaping a story, the often never-seen …

Writing

How To Promote Your Books But Not Upset Your Friends

Publishing<p>Updated August 4, 2018 2576 Views 8 Comments<p>How to promote self-published books – be aggressive, but also, be polite.<p>There is a very fine …

Social Media

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Stephen King

The Nine Types of Unreliable Narrator

I was stunned by the success of <i>Gone Girl</i> by Gillian Flynn. It was obvious to me that the author was employing the unreliable narrator technique in …

Creative Writing