On writing - Vom Schreiben

By Andreas Brandtner | How to & how to not

Vernachlässigte Handschrift: Von der Hand in den Kopf

Schreiben ist eine Kulturtechnik, die unterrichtet werden muss: Mit ihrem Buch „Wer nicht schreibt, bleibt dumm“ treten Maria-Anna Schulze Brüning …

The Believer - That Crafty Feeling

I’ve been asked to speak about “some aspect of craft.” I dithered over this lecture. I always dither over lectures, never more than when they’re …

The Copy Editing and Proofreading Checklist All Writers Need

Whether you are hired as a copy editor or a proofreader on a project or you’re revising your own work, you want to make sure you don’t miss anything. …

Writing

Erzählen im multimedialen Zeitalter - Text ist nicht alles

Die Welt ist heute viel stärker bildorientiert als noch vor zwanzig oder zehn Jahren. Darin wird die Literatur ihre Chancen sehen. Andere Medien …

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

What Traits Make A Writer A Great Writer?

<b>Five Traits of the Most Publishable Writers</b><p>History knows many great writers who were spurned by publishers, but eventually ended up as celebrated …

Veganes Tiramisu

Jewels:Ich habe schon oft Tiramisu gemacht. Meistens mit viel Schokolade, Espresso, Amaretto, Mascarpone und Sahne. Die Löffelbiskuits mochte ich …

Social Media Best Practices for Authors

Once you’ve written your book and built your website, the next step for authors is to learn how to market their books.<p>Okay, I heard that collective <i>ew</i> …

How to Write an Epic Story Using the Hero’s Journey [Infographic]

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 23 – The Elements of Style by William Strunk and EB White (1959)

Dorothy Parker and Stephen King have both urged aspiring writers towards this crisp guide to the English language where brevity is key<p>Dorothy Parker once wrote: “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favour you can do them is to present them with copies of</i> …

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10 Rules of Writing

When I was promoted to the rank of professor, the library at the university where I was then employed asked me to send them the name of a book that …

Getting to The End: How to FINISH a book

Flickr Creative Commons: Speg of the PigsFor the last four years, I’ve taught creative writing workshops to kids of all ages. And here’s something …

Pacific Northwest

To Become a Better Writer, Be a Frequent Walker

Novelists and poets have long held that walking and writing are closely connected. Now there’s research to back up that claim.

Creativity

Pinterest for Authors: A Beginner’s Guide

Photo by Bunches and Bits {Karina}Today’s guest post is by author Kirsten Oliphant (@kikimojo).Every few months another social platform emerges and I …

Social Media Marketing

Submit Like A Man: How Women Writers Can Become More Successful

For six years, I worked as Co-Editor-in-Chief at a small literary journal in the Northwest, <i>Crab Creek Review.</i><p>If I had to make one general statement …

The seven stages of writing a novel

Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous writing tips for teenage writers and beyond<p>Check out the Guardian children’s books homepage<p>The seven stages of writing a novel …

I Don't Know Why

How to Choose the RIGHT Tense for Your Novel

by Joe BuntingOne of the first decisions you have to make when you’re writing a novel or short story is which tense to use. There are only two viable …

Writing

Seven Tips From William Faulkner on How to Write Fiction

“The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory,” said the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in his 1958 <i>Paris Review</i> interview. “Teach …

#WritingTips – The Value of a Logline

A log line, or logline, is a simple description of a story that is only a sentence long. It boils the story down to its essence. Unlike the tagline, …

Luke Skywalker

Paris Review - Haruki Murakami, The Art of Fiction No. 182

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 170, Summer 2004<p>The author at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.<p>Haruki Murakami is not only arguably the most experimental Japanese novelist to have been translated into English, he is also the most popular, with sales in the millions worldwide. His greatest novels …

Literature

4 Steps to Read Like a Writer

by Ruthanne ReidMost of us write because we’ve read something wonderful.Those words opened new worlds, birthed new perspectives, and gave rise to …

Writing

Is Writing Non Fiction More Profitable Than Fiction?

Writing non-fiction has many advantages<p>While fiction and particularly romance seem to dominate self-publishing, non-fiction has a number of …

How to Write a Novel in 42 Years

(Author’s Note: This piece originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of <i>FACE Magazine</i>. Since it’s publication, I have released my second and …

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

<i>by</i> Bryan Hutchinson | 29 Comments<p>I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, …

Writing a novel: 8 writing tips from Ursula K. Le Guin

The esteemed fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin has often provided great advice for writing a novel. In interviews, public …

Writing

Publishing a Sequel: 8 Book Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Whether you’re publishing the next book in a duology, trilogy, or a longer series, launching a new sequel is a huge opportunity to capitalize on the …