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Show, Don’t Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

Creative Writing

China's Global Times: Hawkish by Decree or Reflecting Readers?

BEIJING — There's no question that China's hawkish Global Times newspaper has been harsh in its assessment of America's new president.<p>The state-run tabloid has called President Donald Trump "reckless," "unfit to lead a superpower," and "as ignorant as a child" regarding foreign policy.<p>One recent …

25 Websites that Pay Writers $100 Per Article

There are so many websites out there that are in need of quality writing, and are willing to pay for it. Here is a sampling of 25 websites that pay …

5 weak words to whack from your writing

There are 5 words that weaken your writing. Whack them when you see them and increase the power of your prose. In random order…<p>1. Very / Really<p>Very …

You Weren’t There? So What: 4 Tips on Writing Historical Fiction

In 2008, I set off on a mission to unearth the story of how my grandfather and his siblings, a family of Polish Jews, managed to survive the Holocaust. After years of collecting oral histories and digging up archival records, I pieced together a cohesive, bare-bones narrative, which took shape at …

The Secret of a Successful Mystery: Making the Reader a Participator

A lot of great stories have a mystery in them. The mystery may not be the primary focus; it might be the secondary, or the mystery might be so minor …

4 things I totally misunderstood before becoming a freelance writer

1. “Trying to be a writer” vs. “Being a writer”<p>About a year ago, I was sitting in the living room of a famous South African politician and writer’s …

Networking

How A Timeline Helps You Plot A Novel

History is neither simple nor linear, but when we show events in a timeline they seem to make sense. We see the results of cause and effect when we …

Why You Should Write Flash Fiction

<i>But first, an announcement~ The winner of Chuck Sambuchino’s book, How To Get a Literary Agent is…morgynstarz! Chuck will be in touch, and will send</i> …