Working as a writer in today’s world has become more challenging and probably among the most dangerous jobs there is. We could easily produce a roster of prolific writers who battled with certain types of illnesses, including depression.
Most writers would find themselves sitting in their nook and getting immersed with their work for as long as they could. Not to mention, the long hours of staring at blank… Continue
Added by Patrick Bailey on July 18, 2019 at 6:11am —
Ghost Writer, Inc. on Living and Dead Jews…PEOPLE. Maybe they’re where we want to be. No, I have a family to serve and protect. With my hard-earned money. Which I make by being a ghostwriter. Lately, only of sorts. I am now semi-retired and do certain select projects. Mostly editing and shorter works. Things that get my attention fast and really capture my unlimited fancies.…
Added by Karen S. Cole on May 1, 2019 at 4:00pm —
Added by Dennis J. Pitocco on April 19, 2019 at 5:25am —
Google, Bing, Ask and many other search engines are visited by millions of readers every day in search of reliable information, and in today's lesson, I am going to show you how to increase your keyword search results on these search… Continue
Added by Judd Miller on February 18, 2019 at 12:30am —
In the last decade, things have changed dramatically in the writing and publishing business, and will never be the same again. Anybody, perhaps almost everybody nowadays with any kind of computer seems to be having a go at it! Nowadays then, to some agents and acquisition editors, it must seem that there are far more writers around today than there are readers. Why do they do it? The irresistible lure of possibly doing another Harry Potter?
Perhaps things have become an…
Added by Tony Thorne MBE on January 17, 2019 at 3:30am —
…where everything goes from roses and sunshine to something much more akin to the southernmost drafts of northbound horse?… Continue
Added by Bobby Horecka on November 26, 2018 at 8:30pm —
Dag and the other cats made their way down the silent street in an effort to find the second course of their dinner. Unconcerned, they strolled down Maxwell Street, the home of Flinz, a notorious cat who was feared by the entire feline population of the city. It was rumored that Flinz’s breath could kill a dove! Continue
Maxwell Street lay in the belly of discomfort, and its ugliness was there for all eyes to see. The streetlights were dim; they had seen better days. The…
Added by Omoruyi Uwuigiaren on November 18, 2018 at 4:46am —
How to market to multiple book review websites at once
The K-Instant Dashboard is a powerful web-based software that every writer/publisher need to acquire for themselves. It is a do-it-yourself website application that can instantly… Continue
Added by Judd Miller on September 11, 2018 at 10:30pm —
Before the bananas ripe
let's meet at least once
lest the fog dampen passion
let's water our love
the sun is bright this morning
and night's promising
let's meet and unfreeze winter
of years, drink some wine
restore warmth of faith and hope
and heal the breaches
without black goggles for seeing
let's meet at least once
From: YOU CAN'T SCENT ME AND OTHER… Continue
Added by Ram Krishna Singh on July 16, 2018 at 3:07am —
One of my clients asked me this question. This may seem like a dumb question, but it’s worth discussing so as to help writers who are new to the game. Short answer: The god of fiction has not prescribed the length of a scene. A scene should be as long as it needs to be in order to accomplish its goal. Each scene should be planned before the writing begins. The plan must begin with establishing its purpose. The scene should incorporate at least one of these purposes:
Added by Paul Thayer on July 15, 2018 at 4:30pm —
A Twisted Shade Of Green series, book one "Portrayal Of Lust and Revenge", is now at amazon.com, … Continue
Added by Eloise Epps MacKinnon on July 15, 2018 at 1:52pm —
7:10 a.m. Monday morning...
Black crows flew in Henry Applewhite’s dreams. Maybe it was a Poe thing? Redemption? Atonement? He crossed his chest, raised the knife above his head. He couldn't make up his mind whether to cut on a forty five degree angle or slice it horizontally with and butter toast. He bites. Ummm!Umm! Henry decided to slit it down the middle. He was alone but he wasn't a winner like Fleetwood Mac—most of…
Added by G. Franklin Prue on July 15, 2018 at 1:18pm —
If we are going to understand what contemporary poetry is, we need to clearly define our terms and understand what we mean by them. In searching this out, I found one reference that put it quite well:
By definition of its namesake, contemporary poetry is considered poetry written within our lifetime, and includes poems written approximately from the mid-20th century to the present day. The various types of contemporary poetry do not differ so much from each other as…
Added by DE Navarro on July 15, 2018 at 1:17pm —
Added by Susanne Leist on July 9, 2018 at 6:50pm —
Since starting Thayer Literary Services, a book editing business, in 1997 and after reading what seems like a gazillion first novels, I have seen the same mistakes over and over again. After a while I started calling them “the usual suspects.” I have considered… Continue
Added by Paul Thayer on July 7, 2018 at 1:57pm —
First off, thank you Indie Writer’s Support for giving me this opportunity to air my dirty laundry, well not all of it. I’ll save something for next time.
Every writer’s journey is fraught with humorous anecdotes, stumbles, pitfalls, and miracles. Yes, it is a journey that perfectly mirrors this adventure we call life, and just like life, you better hold on tight, because as the country western lyric says it’s going to be “one Hell of a ride”.
I have… Continue
Added by Belle Ami on July 7, 2018 at 10:03am —
For those of you who already know the answer to the question at hand, I applaud you.
But there are a few who might be wondering why, in fact, one would ever worry about editing. Two schools of thought rally around this subject. Some of you might be thinking one or both of the following:
- Who needs an editing service? For God’s sake, I could edit the local newspaper in my sleep. I’ve got this, people!
- Why should I bother with editing? That doesn't…
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 3:05pm —
It is a writer’s worst fear – what they call ‘writer’s block’. Being frozen when you intend to work on your project. The idea that the well has officially dried up. Perhaps you encountered a deadline and just went blank because of the strain. Or, out of the blue, you cannot find the urge to write. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not exactly temporary.
The truth is that this is one of those moments every writer simply doesn’t relish. Sure, we can try to be reasonable and say…ah,… Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:51pm —
Life can get pretty crazy sometimes. Just when it seems normal, then there’s a curveball which knocks you completely off that axis you got so comfortable with. And, more often than not, life gets in the way of writing. About when you’re ready to sit down to the task and focus, something comes up. There’s an emergency, or maybe not. Life happens. The kids need to be driven somewhere. Before you know it, a whole day has flown by and you’re not only exhausted from the ride, you’re disappointed… Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:45pm —
This topic is really big right now. Any writer or reader familiar with books coming out these days has probably noticed a huge trend in shorter fiction. Short stories, novellas, even episodic or chapter-length works are releasing all of the time on Amazon and other book sellers. And it appears that there are two schools of thought in response.
One is comprised of a group of writers and readers who see no issues with shorter fiction. In fact, they encourage it!
Writers enjoy… Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:38pm —