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How to Begin to Write a Book

Every stage of writing a book is a challenge—the beginning, the middle, and the end—but I think figuring out how to begin to write a book might be …

Writing

How Important is the First Draft to Your Novel?

We’re an odd lot, novelists. Obsessive. Why else does someone launch a project that consumes so much time and holds out such a wavering promise of …

Writing

How to get your novel published – according to a literary agent

<b>Former literary agent, and author of five novels (which have been published across the world in over 20 languages) Anna Davis shares some insider</b> …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

How to Create a Plot From Nothing in 5 Steps

Many writers will tell you that the most difficult part about writing a story is the plot itself: what should you write? I have long believed that …

The 3 Golden Rules Of Writing Period Fiction

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 127<p>Period fiction is a surprisingly popular genre used to place stories in the time period and setting that works best …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Scene: 3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Write

Sometimes I get stuck wondering how to write a scene during a first draft. Or maybe I can’t figure out how to revise a story to make it better. …

Creative Writing

What is a Narrative Arc? • A Guide to Storytelling Structure

What is the Narrative Arc? A Guide to Storytelling Through Story Structure<p>July 18, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 5 Comments<p>Has anyone ever told you …

Creative Writing

Don't Look Back Until You've Written an Entire Draft

Don't look back until you've written an entire draft, just begin each day from the last sentence you wrote the preceding day. This prevents those …

Writing

18 Things Every Young Writer Should Know

"Keep writing, keep trying. You’ll get there."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><b>01.</b> Don’t try to write a great novel. Don’t try to write a good novel. Don’t try to write a decent novel. Don’t try to be …

Writing

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Writing

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

How character drives plot | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onApril 19, 2017 in Writing A Book<p>Olaf Wielk of Beemgee<p><b>Olaf Bryan Wielk of www.beemgee.com explains how fiction writers can improve their plotting</b> …

7 Things I Learned From Writing My First Novel Draft

In 2016, I finished the first draft of my novel. Here’s a few nuggets of wisdom, for those embarking on their first drafts.<p><b>1. A novel is not a short</b> …

Want to Publish a Short Story? Pitch These 6 Publications

While we’d all love to have an article or story appear in <i>The New Yorker</i>, the hard truth is that dream comes true for very few people. And as with any …

Creative Writing

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Literature

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

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

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Autonomous Cars

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Exploring characters through their possessions

The possessions that a character chooses to surround themselves with can reveal a great deal about the way they lead their lives. Directors and …

Losing the Word Weight — How to Put Your Manuscript on a Diet

<b>Photo by Lisaclarke</b>When I finished my manuscript for my second novel, it clocked in at 160,000 words. Pretty impressive, huh? Double the word count …

Writing

Five Writing Tips to Connect With the Readers at a Deeper Level

You come up with a catchy headline and an awesome content. You post great stuff with lots of information. You share your articles over different …

Writing

Google to bring balloon-powered Internet to Indonesia's 17,000 islands

Delivering reliable Internet access to a country that has more than 17,000 islands, which are scattered across a vast area of the Indian and Pacific …

Iran to Execute Thousands For Crimes Like Poetry, Practicing Journalism and Other "Offenses"

When the White House was trying to sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American people earlier this year, Press Secretary Josh Earnest and...

Choose the Career That You Love

We’ve been told from day one that everyone is different, and it seems our parents and kindergarten teachers were right. You might have brown hair …

Write a Short Story About Climate Change, And Win $1000!

Arizona State University, the folks who brought you the <i>Hieroglyph</i> anthology of optimistic science fiction, is now hosting a writing contest for …

Writing

95% of “Dedicated” High School Students Going to College, Survey Finds

A very recent study conducted at a high school in Massachusetts asked students about their interests and their futures. The students were divided …

Writing And Editing Fiction: 7 Things To Fix In Your First Self-Edit

<i>Writing a book is a process and it can be broken down into parts.</i> <i>There’s the idea gathering and then creative outpouring of the first draft when you</i> …

Writing