Tag: writing

Writing: How do your characters look, move, speak?

Writing Characters

When you write, do you have a visual in your head of how your characters look, move, speak? I tend to always have someone  in mind when I create mine.   For Alexa the one that influenced her development was actress Lily Collins. I…

When Do You Use A Comma Before Or After But? — By Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors

  I found this very useful. Thought I would share.   Is there a comma before but? The correct answers are yes there is and no there isn’t. But you need to decide. It is easy to make the correct decision. It will depend…

Know Your Strengths as a Writer — From: A Writer’s Path

by John Briggs Want to use your writing strengths to reach your readers? My two greatest strengths as a writer are: I can make you think and I can make you laugh. Sometimes I can do both at the same time. Oh, I’ve been…

Writing Tips For Over-Writers: How To Reduce Your Word Count — From The Creative Penn

  If only this was my problem.   Writers are natural storytellers. We love to create worlds and characters for readers to get lost in. However, we sometimes make the mistake of including too much! So, what problem areas should writers look for when…

How To Lure Your Muse — by K.M. Allan

One thing I love about writing is the days when the words just flow. Every sentence you pen down comes out near perfect, first time. Every transition to the next paragraph is effortless, and the ideas and inspiration seem limitless.

21 Questions You Can Ask To Help You Sell More Books — From Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors

If you are a published author and you are selling your books on Amazon or anywhere else, you know that your book description is the hook that should help you market and promote your book.

But is it working for you?

Your book description is one of your most powerful marketing strategies, but for many new Indie authors, they often write it as an afterthought.

Writing Tips: 8 Ways To Take Your Book From Good To Great — From The Creative Penn

First off, selling your novel and getting it read is hard enough. You’ve got a lot of competition, you have to deal with marketing, and readers are quick to drop a book that doesn’t interest them.

Creative Writing Prompts and How To Use Them — From A Writer’s Path

Writing prompts are a great way to get your mind going and in the mood for writing. Sometimes (and this has actually happened to me before) it can even be the beginning of a whole new project.