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The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir - Signature Reads

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story<p>Writing coach Alan Gelb’s book is targeted specifically towards baby boomers: when this book was first published in 2015, he felt that baby boomers were staring down the barrel of their lives’ third act, not knowing what to do with it. According to Gelb, your …

Creative Writing

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity | Heleo

“We’d rather revisit old knowledge, doing things that work in exchange for putting yourself in situations that might not work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Creativity

23 T-Shirts Only Book Nerds Will Appreciate

Dicken a box.

Mark Twain

The Best Literary Quotes Ever Tattooed

You know the feeling — you read a phrase in a favorite book, and its as if it has been inked permanently on your mind. Of course, some people choose …

Creative Writing

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work

<i>Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.</i> <b><br>–Charles Bukowski</b><p>It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Your prose has turned …

11 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Authors

We all have a vague idea of what the life of a writer is like: they get up in the morning, sit at typewriters, write all day long and then... go to …

Top 50 Literary Magazines

This is our list of the top 50 literary magazines. Our criteria for this list has changed. We considered a wide range of criteria for this list. We …

Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting

By Scott Berkun, Aug. 28 2006 (#54)<p>Writing is easy, it’s quality that’s hard. Any idiot who knows 5 words can write a sentence (e.g. “Dufus big much …

10 Rules For Writing By Elmore Leonard

"My most important rule is one that sums up the 10. If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." The legendary author passed away today at the age of 87. The following is from Leonard's New York Times piece "Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle."

My Top 12 Books On Writing

<b>Writers Love Books On Writing</b><p>I love to read books on writing. These are not just books on grammar and style. They can be how-to guides, memoirs on …

Fifteen successful authors share their best writing tips

After reading the short stories of a then-22-year-old J.D. Salinger in magazines such as <i>Esquire</i> and <i>Collier’s</i>, young Canadian writer Marjorie Sheard …

Follow these 10 easy steps on how to become a famous author, based on the wisdom of local writers, and you'll be well on your way to penning a best-seller.

Become a Famous Author in 10 Easy Steps<p>By · 9/30/2014, 4:49 a.m.<p>Photograph by JJ MIller<p>Boston, the venerated birthplace of American letters, …

7 Trends Bloggers Can't Afford To Ignore In 2016

In 2016, blogging is set to become big business. Blogging is now a professional tool used by companies, brands, and individuals to promote and sell …

Marketing
Writing

7 things I learned in 7 years of reading, writing, and living

In “7 things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living,” writer Maria Popova shares her reflections on living a life that fulfills your …

A brief survey of the short story: Isak Dinesen

A Dane who wrote almost exclusively in English, Isak Dinesen used lurid subjects, including incest, murder and witchcraft, to explore philosophy, morality and questions of identity<p>My paperback copy of the 1957 collection Last Tales bears a portrait of Isak Dinesen wearing a hooded cape. She might …

Australia

Hippie Pants: (Quasi-fictional Memories)

Let me start with saying that there are ugly elements to every community, large or small. Those things that make you cringe when you hear them: …

Write Fiction that Grabs Readers from Page One

In your novel, the inciting incident is the first sign of trouble for your protagonist: it’s the catalyst, the chemical reaction, that sets the plot …

Developing a Writing Plan: How to Write Your Novel or Short Story

Sometimes, as a writer, it’s difficult to think about large, overarching goals when you’re working on a project or planning to start on something …

The 50 coolest authors of all time

JD Salinger<p>"All morons hate it when you call them a moron." Yep, Salinger had a way with words which is useful, we guess, when you're a writer. His …

How to Stop Writing Yawn-Worthy Content

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Every day, users are bombarded with content, consisting, on average, of more than 100,000 words in total, says Digital Marketing Philippines. If you want to stick in your readers’ minds, your content needs to stand out — and …

Writing

Phrases to cut from your writing

<i>This story first appeared on PR Daily in December, 2015.</i><p>Writing can often be improved by excising unnecessary words and phrases.<p>Many writers use …

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

The writing world according to John Irving - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

I THINK I WAS FASCINATED by John Irving’s titles long before I really plunged into the stories locked away in his novels.<p>After all, who can resist …