Greg Calvert

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22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Creative Writing

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Self-improvement

The Top 5 Publishers for New Authors

If you want to publish your creative writing, this article is for you. Especially if you dream of publishing a book. Today I am going to focus on a …

Writing

17 Ways To Make Your Novel More Memorable

I have been posting articles about writing novels for a long time. We add weekly blogs about writing techniques and writing routines, but some things …

Writing

Indie Writers: Make MS Word Work for You Instead of Against You

<b>A Quick Primer for Fiction Writers in using Microsoft Word in the Digital Age</b><p>It always saddens me a little when a writer sends me an overly formatted …

Ten rules for writing fiction

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts<p>Read the second part of the article here<p><b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal</b> …

Ten rules for writing fiction(part two)

Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, our survey of established authors' tips for successful authorship continues<p>Read the first part of the article here<p><b>Hilary Mantel</b><p><b>1</b> Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.<p><b>2</b> Read <i>Becoming a Writer</i>, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, …

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

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 …

Methods of Writing: Plotter, Panster, or In-Between

<b>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</b> <b></b> <b><br>Some writers are plotters.</b> They thrive on planning out their books in great detail, making outlines, filling out note …

A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

How I Finally Made It As A Screenwriter

Screenwriting

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015

Over the past year I posted articles on this blog that covered everything—from grammar to writing better characters to getting published and more. …

If the Supreme Court tackles the NSA in 2015, it’ll be one of these five cases

How a church, terror suspects, and some lawyers are pushing privacy on the legal front.<p>Roughly a year and a half since the first Snowden disclosures, …

Surveillance

Ian Mulgrew: Family mediation keeps divorce out of the courtroom

Print<p>Related<p>Family mediation is where yoga was 10 years ago, its practitioners say, and it’s not going to take a decade to catch up, given the desire …

Family Law (UK)

34 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life

Time to get ruthless.

Minimalism

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

25 Things To Know About Writing The First Chapter Of Your Novel

1. Every Book A Hook (And The First Chapter’s The Bait)<p>A reader walks into a bookstore. Spies an interesting book. What does she do? Picks it up. …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Your Novel Blueprint

Take advantage of our Instructor of the Month deal and get all of Karen Wiesner’s bestselling books on writing (& more) for one heavily discounted …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

10 of the Best ‘Dear Sugar’ Advice Columns by Wild Author Cheryl Strayed

The last words that Reese Witherspoon utters in <i>Wild</i> come directly from Cheryl Strayed’s memoir (no spoilers, but trust us: You may tear up when you …