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I recorded The Grammy's because I wanted to watch The Hunger Games for the first time. The Hunger Games represented one faction of society having control over another, to me. That movie had a huge impact on me as I fear it is a sign of the times. My son was walking to the convenience store, at my request, yesterday and a white man drove up, blocking his way, and accosted him. He screamed all kinds of ignorant statements because he was tired of “Drug Dealing Niggers,” walking down his street.…Continue
Added by Lorene Stunson Hill on February 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
I laugh and tell them, “Hardly. Gus is a much better man than me.”
I genuinely mean it when I say it. But is it really true?
When I started writing the LeGarde Mystery series, I wanted to base Gus on my father – a wonderful Renaissance man and a talented pianist/music professor. At the time, he’d just…Continue
Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on February 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Our overriding job as fiction authors is to entertain our readers. They buy our books not to be impressed, awed or confused but rather to be entertained. Here are some do's and don'ts that I think we need to pay attention to.
(1) Unpronounceable Names. Some authors give characters unpronounceable names. Bad idea. Most readers subvocalize so words that are difficult to pronounce usually get skipped over. If the reader…
Added by David Grace on February 8, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments
What is writing fiction all about? If you're an author, ask yourself this question. It's important, and here's why. You have to make a decision about why you write. If you write to make a big splash on the literary ocean, then that's the wrong reason. If you write because you believe what you have to say is…Continue
Added by Chéri Vausé on February 7, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments
In writing your screenplay or novel or play, you must have a star. This is the person who fascinates you enough to write all those countless words. When we have a tightly written manuscript, it means we have become fascinated with a certain person in such a way that we actually live through that character.…Continue
Added by Jack Fitzgerald on February 7, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments
One of the first errors I learned about as a novice writer had to do with the use of exclamation points. After penning my first novel, and fortunately, before publication, I was taught by a writing guru that exclamation points don’t belong in one’s narratives. Period.
Here’s an example of very amateurish writing where exclamation points abound.…Continue
It’s one of the hardest parts of being a writer, don’t you think? Editing your own work, running over the same pages over and over again…and still, if you’re human, it’s inevitable that you’ll miss a quotation mark here, an extra space there, or worse, a typo.…Continue
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At left you'll see a photo of "editor me" at my desk on one of the last days before retirement (in 2004) as Editor of Esprit magazine and Program Director for Evangelical Lutheran Women at our office…Continue
Added by IanGayle Moore-Morrans on August 18, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments
To my characters in Against Their Will, family is important in different ways. Not only are the relationships that are typically formed between family members an important part…Continue
Added by Nancy Livingstone on August 18, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Now that I've published my first eBook and it's started getting some downloads, I wanted to share some lessons I learned as I went through the process of writing it. If you haven't written your first eBook yet, I hope you'll keep these things in mind as you start writing it.
Make it a priority - If you're determined to write an eBook, you need to set aside time to actually work on the process. If you work full time, this means you may have to get early or stay up…Continue
Added by Erica Martin on May 16, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments
We are now two weeks into 2014, and it is a good time to gauge where you are, as far as new year’s resolutions are concerned.
Millions of people vow to start each year by working out, eating healthy, quitting smoking, etc., but the majority give up on those commitments.
Why is this so?
Well, I am certainly no expert, but can only speak for myself.
First of all, I don’t even make any new year’s resolutions, because, quite frankly, I live the way I want to…
Added by Gary Goldstein on January 11, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments
Added by Judd Miller on August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Oh. Hi. My name is Robin Bull and I am socially awkward. I promise I do get more interesting the longer you know me (or the more vodka I drink...that vodka - it's one chatty girl).
Added by Robin Bull on July 21, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments
On effective writing
What’s your best chance of surviving as a freelance writer? Before answering this, let us tie this question up with the time and space in which we live. In the present world, earning money from writing words is one of the most difficult jobs. That is what makes at least some of us wish, if we could live in the 19th century when you didn’t have such competition.
Added by Anu Lal on July 9, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments
Tap Into The Kindle Publishing Market By Producing Your Own Amazon Kindle eBooks. Create a ready to upload Book using this software. This Kindle generator will save you time and effort as you just simply copy and paste your text…Continue
Please drop by and check out my book's webpage. There you'll find excerpts, humorous anecdotes, videos and information about my book's recent launch and its immediate rise to NUMBER ONE on Amazon's most downloaded Biographies & Memoirs list. It also reached number 8 in Amazon's Humor chart.HOLLYWOOD HUCKSTER
Added by David Garber on June 5, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments
Become a better writer today with StyleWriter, the award-winning writing and editing software that instantly transforms your writing into a plain English style that is clear, concise and readable.
StyleWriter is an add-on to Microsoft…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on May 31, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I love adjectives!!
I know authors are supposed to use them sparingly. Today, we’re urged to find strong nouns rather than depending on supporting a weaker noun with an adjunct. Unfortunately, sometimes the search through the dictionary or the thesaurus just doesn’t come up with the exact meaning I want to impart.
Most times, when I know there’s an…Continue
Added by Mimi Barbour on May 20, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
A scene has many elements. Let’s review some of the question an author can ask to determine if a scene is complete. Some things are essential like a character and an event to drive the plot forward. Other things like time and setting might not…
Added by Anita Philmar on May 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
So here I am, checking my email and lo and behold I find a link to this wonderful social network. I'm pretty excited about it for its not often that there are networks that I assume cater to authors or artists, so this is quite nice. I first wanted to take the time to introduce myself.
Once upon a time there was this crazy broad named Julie. Yep, she was crazy but in a good way. People had this tendency to call her 'Jewelz, Julie-bird, The Jeweled Canary' etc. which…
Added by Julie Stanley on May 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments