Agent Paula Munier explains how to imbue your writing with narrative thrust to keep your readers turning the pages.
Heather Hale discusses the top five mistakes screenwriters make, the usefulness of online script databases, and how to approach a first screenwriting contract.
Editor and writing coach Rebecca Faith Heyman discusses three ways you might be sabotaging your prospects with an agent (and how to improve your chances).
Author and editor Rachel Starr Thomson explains how to use descriptive detail to illuminate character and move plot forward.
Writer and editor Zachary Petit discusses breaking into the freelance market with big-name publications.
Writer Joseph Bates explains all the point-of-view options for your novel and how to choose the best point of view for your narrative.
Author and TV industry vet Greg White offers insight on how to write for television if you’re a beginner.
About the only thing that remains constant in e-book publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I’ve attempted to round-up all the good resources I know of related to (1) learning to publish an e-book, (2) finding the right e-publishing services, and (3) staying on top of changes in the industry. […]
Larry Brooks discusses how to create a concept for your novel that will compel readers (and agents and publishers) to read more.
Editor and writing coach Susan Reynolds explains some of the common causes of writer’s block and offers some techniques for beating it.
In today’s guest post, author Maggie Kast (@tweenworlds) discusses the role research plays in the development and evolution of a historical novel.
Attorney and author Karen A. Wyle offers insight into using new attorneys in your fiction.
Learn the most critical information about getting your book published, and how to avoid wasting your time.
In this interview, Bonnie Neubauer, author of The Write-Brain Workbook discusses her own creativity practices and goals, her favorite means of gathering writing prompts, and myths about creativity.
Author Lisa Lenard-Cook explains when and how to use time shifts to heighten the emotional impact of your story.
How to write a strong novel synopsis, while avoiding the most common mistakes.
Poet and memoirist Benjamin Vogt discusses his own personal journey to learn his family’s history.
Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld explain how to craft a compelling scene and when it’s okay to use summary.
Editor Jessi Rita Hoffman warns against the use of “stammer verbs,” words that cause an unnecessary halt in the scene.
Essayist and professor Nell Boeschenstein discusses how establishing structure can liberate your writing.