Tag: writing advice

Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  “Heinlein’s Rules for Writers Rule One: You Must Write Rule Two: Finish What Your Start Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market Rule Five: You Must Keep it on…

How to Grow an Email Newsletter Starting from Zero — Jane Friedman

Jane shares Christine’s excellent advice on building an email newsletter from scratch…   Today’s guest post is by Christina McDonald (@Christinamac79), author of The Night Olivia Fell. An email list is your secret weapon for selling books—it is a direct connection to your reader….

Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  “A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.” ― Edgar Allan Poe          

Character Actions: Should There Be a Reason Why? — from A Writer’s Path

Andrea gives great examples in the following article:   by Andrea Lundgren Characters do all kinds of things in fiction. Their actions make up the stories we write, and if they did nothing…it’d be pretty boring. But how much motivation should there be in…

Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  “Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his…

Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  “Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you…

How to Write Flashbacks (So They Aren’t Clunky) — by Bryn Donovan

Writing flashbacks…having trouble with with past tense versus past perfect tense…Bryn is here to help make sense of it all. Read her article below.   Hey there! I bet many of you will already know all about writing flashbacks. But when I first started…

Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  “Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” ― Neil Gaiman        …