The Writer's Path

By Tiinsky | A magazine about writing.

interview with author Holly Evans - The Write Way

Holly Evans is an urban fantasy author with an unhealthy fascination with blades, a deep love of hellhounds, and would love one day to wake up as a …

Writing With Confidence

Developing one’s confidence as a writer isn’t easy. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know my own path has been an arduous one, and confidence …

Self-improvement

Authors: How to Sign a Top Literary Agent

By Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications<p>Landing an agent for many authors is the most sought after goal. Why? It’s been long considered the fastest …

Publishing

How To Write Memorable Characters With Jen Blood

<b>If you write fiction, then creating characters is a must-learn skill.</b> Today I talk to Jen Blood about creating memorable characters.In the intro, I …

Authors

9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon

In partnership with Porter Anderson, I write and edit The Hot Sheet, an industry newsletter for authors. Over the last year, here are some of the …

Publishing

Archery: Is there a Bow and Arrow in Your Plot? Information for Writers

Look at that bulls-eye! <br>I'm hanging with Melody Scott, the instructor for my certification class to teach level one archery, in front of the …

When Writing It Right Is Writing It Wrong: Info for Authors with Jamie Mason

Jamie is a spectacular writer, and I claim her as my very first writing mentor - she has been incredibly positive and enthusiastic, gently offering …

How to Write: Query and Cover Letters | Almond Press

<b>Cover letters are usually sent with submissions, either to publishers or agents. They’re intended to say something about the item you’re submitting</b> …

An Honest Look At My Relationship With Writing

I think it’s safe to say that most writers remember the first time they touched lead or ink to paper with intent to tell a story, not for homework, …

Writing a Multiple Viewpoint Novel | Novel Writing Help

A Multiple Viewpoint Novel is one in which two or more members of your cast list become Viewpoint Characters - that is, those characters through …

VANITY/SUBSIDY PUBLISHERS

Traditional publishers, subsidy publishers, vanity publishers, hybrid publishers, self-publishing–what’s the difference?<p><b>– A traditional publisher</b> …

Publishing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Great Story

You love to write stories, but you’re not sure if you’re doing it the right way.<p>I mean …<p>Maybe you have great basic <b>concepts</b> but aren’t sure how to …

Writing the Perfect Blurb

Writers on Writing - Programs

The art of creative writing, writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series.<p>Divided into three parts - Writers, Playwrights …

Writers on Writing

Authors

Five Self-Pub Truths (I wish I’d known)

By Rebecca M. Lyles<p>After decades as a writer and editor, I should have known better. But what do salaried non-fiction writers know about publishing a …

Publishing

Author Interview ~ Roy L. Murry

<b>Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Roy Murry author of The Audubon Caper, Three Wives of Don Quixote Smith, Homeless in Homestead, and Sixty</b> …

On Being The Writer with a Day Job – Musings of a Lonely Mind

I’m a writer trying to carve a space out for myself in a very competitive, very crowded market.<p>In addition to this, I have a family and a day job …

Editing novel drafts like a pro: 8 tips

Editing novel drafts requires a specific set of skills. It’s wise to use a professional editor if you are serious about getting published. Even so, …

Writing

8 writing tips from authors who won the Nobel

Writing tips from authors who won the Nobel (such as Toni Morrison and Gabriel Garcia Marquez) are often worth taking to heart. Read 8 of the best …

Writing

Horror Writing Tools for Authors of Epic Fantasy — with guest Rayne Hall

<b>To wrap up our great discussion on crossing genres with fantasy this month, and prepare the way for next month’s topic, I’m pleased to welcome</b> …

Publishing

Telling and untelling

While it’s tempting to share all those fascinating facts you discover in your research, WV tutor Kelly Gardiner explains why we can’t…<p>Kelly is a …

Game Like a Writer

Hello All! <br>As a writer, I find inspiration wherever I look. Stories that tug at my heart, sting my eyes with tears, and fill me with joy can be found …

Everything I did wrong: Self-Publishing

Many first-time authors focus on publishing the way a pregnant woman focuses on birth. The soon-to-be mother thinks, “I'm going to have a baby!” not …

Writing Outdoor Scenes by Rayne Hall

Tweet<i>RU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with a post on things you should consider when writing outdoor scenes.</i> If your scene takes place outdoors, the …

Writing

Interview with Erik Therme

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harboured runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found …