Sharnetta Hite

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How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News

The news is a great source of writing ideas.Creative people are always looking for inspiration, and writers are no exception.We look to the people in …

How to Find Clarity & Confidence as a Writer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> This is a guest post by Gary Korisko. You can download a free copy of his eBook, <i>How to Influence All the Right People</i>,– a guide to …

What is Editing Worth?

As with all such speculative questions, the answer to “What is editing worth?” depends on who is answering. To me, it is worth many times what I am …

How Literary Agents' Responsibilities and Compensation are Changing

In this video clip, BookBaby president Brian Felsen interviews Jody Rein and Katharine Sands about <b>how shifts in the publishing industry are affecting</b> …

7 Guidelines for Writing a Nonfiction Book

If you are contemplating writing a nonfiction book, sooner or later you are going to have to commit words to paper or screen.<p>There are 53,524 books …

Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity

Between 1973 and 1974, journalist James Day hosted the short-lived but wonderful public television interview series <i>Day at Night</i>. Among his guests was the inimitable Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) — beloved writer, man of routine, tireless champion of space exploration, patron saint of …

Daily Writing Leads to Better Writing

Daily writing will lead to better writing.Today’s post is an excerpt from <i>10 Core Practices for Better Writing.</i> This is from “Chapter Two: Writing.” …

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

Writer Resource: Writers Helping Writers

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’m always on the lookout for great writing resources. Over three years ago, I discovered one of the …

Array

For writers and bloggers, it feels like there’s nothing worse than sitting in front of your computer screen, staring blankly at an empty Word …

The Business of Writing: How to be an authorpreneur

Authorpreneur is a great word, isn’t it? It sort of rolls off the tongue in a highly satisfying way. But while it might look a bit funny, it’s …

How to Kill the Inner Critic Inside Your Mind

Inner critics. We all have one – especially if we’re writers. It’s that insidious little voice in our minds whispering words of doubt into our mental …

Writing Software | Lisa Angelettie

WRITING SOFTWARE TO WRITE YOUR BOOK IN…<p>A few years ago you could have asked me about <b>writing software</b> and I would have given you a funny look. <i>“Who</i> …

Creative Writing Examples: Lessons in Writing Creative Fiction

Creative writing can be immensely rewarding both personally and professionally. Good writers who can express their ideas creatively are always in …

The 10 Best Parties in Literature

As a professional party organizer, I often turn to the pages of literature for inspiration. Fictional parties can not only be entertaining but also instructive, blending the best elements of reality and fantasy, coming both from the real-life experience of the society of the period and also from …

Common Writing Mistakes and How to Amend Them

It's possible that you've been making some mistakes in your writing but weren't aware that you were doing so. Here are a few of the most common …

The Heart of Great Stories-How to Create Clear, Interesting Character OBJECTIVES - Kristen Lamb

Friday, we talked about how to create protagonists readers will love. James Scott Bell in his book <i>Plot & Structure</i> introduces what he calls the LOCK …

How to make your own free book cover in MS Word

Shares 2K<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 …

5 Ways to Make Your Novel Helplessly Addictive

<i>Books break the shackles of time.</i>—Carl Sagan<p>Last week I did a post on 5 Ways to Make Your Novel Unforgettable. That was basically all about the …

75 Books Every Writer Should Read

Whether you want to make writing your career or just want to know how to improve your writing so that you can pass your college courses, there is …

How to write a personal statement for English

Here's an analogy every student of English will grasp: "Think of your personal statement as a very short, short story. It has to have a beginning and an end and a character that we care about.<p>"For the purposes of this story, you are that character. What makes you tick?" Sheffield English lecturer …

The Young and the Submissive (Doms of Her Life Book 2) Kindle Edition

Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want…almost. Sexy, tender Dom Liam O’Neill is her knight in shining armor, but Raine keeps pinching …

Wicked and Dangerous (Wicked Lovers series) Kindle Edition

There are men—and then there are MEN. Ones who protect and pursue…who demand and desire…who know what they want and unapologetically take it—in life …

City of Ashes

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a …

The Vegucation of Robin

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Quivers<p><b>Robin Quivers’s New York Times–bestselling vegan cookbook, filled with more than ninety recipes</b> <br>Known for her levelheaded, deadpan comebacks to Howard Stern’s often outrageous banter, Robin Quivers is a force of nature. Yet few people know about her struggles with …

I Am Malala

• <b>Author:</b> Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb<p>A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE<p><b>As seen on Netflix with David Letterman</b><br>"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."<p>When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, …

The Fall of the Governor: Part One

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga<p>The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with <i>The Fall of the Governor – Part One</i>. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's …

Vampire Academy

• <b>Author:</b> Richelle Mead<p>The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling <i>Vampire Academy</i> series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!<p>St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. …