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How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books.<p>After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ …

The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels Ever Published

Tired of alternate history books where the Axis won World War II, or the South won the Civil War? Luckily for you, there are a ton of allohistories …

Why the head of mega-publisher Penguin Random House is a man with a mission

Markus Dohle, the CEO of the newly merged Penguin Random House, looks like a cross between Aaron Eckhart and Jon Hamm. Which is also to say that he looks like a politician, a fitting resemblance as he commences his latest campaign, travelling the world to the many offices of Penguin and Random …

Ten things you can do when you don't feel motivated to get stuff done

<b>Start small.</b> Often when your motivation is lacking, just getting started can be a big obstacle. But, you can convince yourself to begin working on …

5 Clever But Simple Ways To Find Inspiring Writing Prompts Online

Advertisement<p>There is nothing more frustrating for a writer than staring at a blank screen, a blinking cursor, and having nothing to write. Luckily, …

Writing Secondary Characters - Interview with Scott Lynch

<i>Winner of the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award and 2007 World Fantasy Award finalist, Scott Lynch is the author of the Gentleman Bastard</i> …

The Need For Speed: How To Write Faster In Five Easy Steps - Writer's Relief, Inc.

When November rolls around, writers who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) log many hours at their computers all in the …

5 Powerful Free tools for Online Writers

Writing online has become a very important part to some of the people. Those who write well are paid a handsome amount. All we know that competition …

Creative Writing

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Writing Advice: How to Write a big Battle Scene for you Fantasy Novel

<b>Draw Yourself a Map</b><p>This is the most important thing you can do. You have to sketch out a map for your own use. It is very important for you to be …

A Guide to Medieval Weapons for Fantasy Writers

<b>In sync with the world</b><p>In the world we live in there has been a very distinct path from sticks and stones to the weapons we have now and this is …

Medieval

10 Terrific Creative Writing Blogs - Copyblogger

If you know Copyblogger, you know that we believe in writers.<p>Which is why we always look forward to the results from the “Ten Best Blogs for Writers” …

Writing fiction. Bring your characters to life. Roz Morris.

Shares 728<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

Using Plot to Reveal Character Transformation

If there’s one thing no writer wants to be accused of, it’s writing flat characters.<p>As readers, we love watching characters transform over the course …

5 Characteristics of an Epic Villain

For a fantasy story to be truly great, it needs a memorable villain. In some cases the villain is so compelling that he or she overshadows the hero. …

Darth Vader

Medieval Archery for Writers

In our distant past, archery nearly became a lost art, a useless tool once weapons technology had moved on. If not for the resurgence of popularity …

Medieval Armor – A Primer for Writers

Your character stands on the edge of the battlefield, where the fate of the world will be decided. He prepares to lead the charge that will change …

How to Show, Not Tell: A Writing Lesson

I’m sure you agree that whether you write fiction or faction, stories are a great way to convey your message.<p>Even in fact-focused blog posts, a good …

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

<i>GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a free book to a random commenter. The winner can choose either CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM or the</i> …

How To Master The Art Of Narration | WTD

Do you want to master the art of narration?<p>I have yet to read an all-dialog novel.<p>In fiction, narration is critical for establishing many elements, …

Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best …

From Serviceable to Memorable: 5 Principles for Dialogue That Delivers

For my “writer self,” cracking (or clicking) open a new fantasy novel is one of the most exciting ways to spend my free time.<p>It’s also one of the …

Succeed By Stealing From Great Writers | WTD

<i>A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard — by stealing what he has a taste for, and can carry off.</i><br>― …

10 Ways to Find Inspiration for Fantasy Writing

The elusive muse. Long considered dead by some, still widely sought after with hounds, nets, and harpoons by others, the concept of “invoking the …

Writing a Great Villain

When it comes to villains, we’ve seen the clichés. Dark lords. Psychopaths. Petty super villains who kill their own henchmen.<p>We’ve also heard the …

Sketch Hunter

Cactoid Jim! The Lost Episode<p>Hey guys! Here's a little tribute I did for The Thrilling Adventure Hour and one of my favorite characters on the show, …

Self-Publishing Success Stories: The Anatomy of a Kindle Bestseller

Shares 666<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

How to Create a Style Sheet for Your Manuscript

If you’ve been writing books for long, you may have come across the challenge of keeping the details straight so that you can be consistent …