Writer’s Digest, guest post is by Chuck Wendig. Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and the Heartland YA series, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. A finalist for the … More 15 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer
By: Writer’s Digest, David Corbett, Award Winning Author and Guest Columnist, Author of The Art of Character The difference between writing emotion and writing feeling is more one of degree than kind. Feeling is emotion that has been habituated and refined; it is understood and can be used deliberately. I know how I feel about … More Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers
An Actual Dr. Seuss Cartoon – 1941 This cartoon is amazing. You know what history says don’t you? “History is Bound to Repeat Itself, If Good Men and Women Do Nothing!” ***Remember this? Thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing from Nazi concentration Camps in 1941 were denied entry in to America and … More DR. SUESS
Proof-Reading and Editing Tips These are very informative, yet simple and easy to do. Melissa writes that “I spend most of my work hours editing other people’s work and self-editing my own writing. In fact, I spend more time on self-editing than I do on writing. So, I thought … More 10 Tips For Proof-Reading and Editing!
Why does Steve Bannon want to “burn down our form of government to the ground?” By Steve Bannon’s definition, it means doing away with our democratic system of government. With words like nationalism, populism, and his strong belief in Eurasian, the writing is on the wall, literally. Eurasian means a system of authoritarian government that … More BURNING DOWN THE SYSTEM TO THE GROUND?
I believe that in order to tell a story well, it depends most specifically on a point of view. What Point-of-View do you think meets your style of writing most often or does it all depend on the story you are writing? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building … More Point of View
Lest we not forget, in the heat of the moment, Our logical minds and common sense, Lest we not embrace, in those times of Uncertainty, our unfounded fears and Imagine demons, Lest we not believe, in those moments of Vulnerability, that our passion and energy are Wasted, Lest we not neglect, in the … More Lest We Not Forget! by LeeAnna Waldrop
I found “Your Novel Blueprint” on Writer’s Digest, it is a book by Karen Wiesner. It is a very useful and very complete guide from start to finish. I am posting the first couple of pages and then a link to her article (10 pages) and also her book can also … More YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT, by author Karen Wiesner
I think, “reading is such a game changer. With every book I read, I feel changed somewhat, meaning, I have been added to or subtracted from some thought or notion. Beyond that notion, I have learned something important. I am never filled up—nor am I ever emptied.” The following are a few great … More A Glimpse into the Philosophy of Reading
Use ‘was’ only twice per page. This includes ‘were’ and ‘is’. Limit adverbs. Search for ‘ly’ endings and get rid of as many as possible. Watch out for bouncing eyes–He dropped his eyes to the floor. His eyes roved the room Use gerunds sparingly. Search for -ing endings and eliminate as many as possible. Eliminate … More Tips For Proof Reading and Editing!