This material first appeared as a course within the Group Coaching Program for Novelists where Carol is an assistant mentor. Click here http://coaching.bethbarany.com/ for more information about the program where we help novelists write, edit, publish,...
Writer's Fun Zone by Beth Barany
Your book is finished. You’ve written a first draft, and maybe you’ve revised it—maybe even several times. You wonder if it’s “finished.” It might be. You might have a perfect gem on your hands. However, you might want to take another look—a slow, careful look—after you’ve let it rest for a week or two.
Criticism can be harmful. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, offers the following definition: “…1a: the act of criticizing usu. unfavorably, seeking encouragement rather than˜….c: CRITIQUE 2: the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art or literature…”
When it’s time to get up from your desk after a long or intense writing session, what do you experience in your body? Sore lower back? Stiffness in the neck and/or hips? Maybe even a headache?
Becoming a writer… that is not, or certainly should not be a solitary thing.
Overview: Fan Fiction is a great way for aspiring authors to hone their craft. Amanda Hocking started out writing fan fiction and she was signed to a multimillion dollar book deal. Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James started writing fan fiction after she finished reading the Twilight saga, and hasn’t stopped since. Here’s a list of 21 Fan Fiction sites for authors to consider.
Through my company, ArtCorgi.com , and its boutique for authors ArtforAuthors.com , I help writers commission one-of-a-kind art for their book covers (along with illustrations, author portraits, and the like).
Second in new blog series that we’re running for the next six months. See all the posts here. Travel & Writing: Flights of the Imagination Blog Series with Beth Barany and Paula Chafee Scardamalia. For...
I’m no expert but I do know that when you write a book and/or character, a lot of research has to go into it to make it believable.
This material first appeared as a course within the Group Coaching Program for Novelists where Carol is an assistant mentor. Click here http://coaching.bethbarany.com/ for more information about the program where we help novelists write, edit, publish, and market their books with joy, love, enthusiasm, and smarts.
People who urge you to not judge a book by its cover are engaged in a futile battle against a core element of humanity: the fact that we are designed to make snap judgments based on people and objects’ outward appearances.
I created my fair share of trunk manuscripts… until I finally figured out a way to embrace the revision process. My Diagnosis Murder colleagues still shudder whenever someone mentions “the godforsaken Food Fight script” about which the less said the better.