The summer is almost here which for some means sun and fun, and for others it means possible blocks of time to get some real writing done. What is “real writing”? Real writing is working on a project that’s meaningful, to you and that you expect (or would hope) is meaningful to others. It’s writing with a purpose and direction, with the aim of completion and of course, with the intent of sharing it.
Category: Writing Tips
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Chloe Adler as she shares with us “Launching as a First Time / Debut Author.” Enjoy!
Setting is a crucial part of any story. A while ago, I said it could be handled essentially as a character—for example, by using it to focus on the senses and build emotion. But you can also make your story placement meaningful, not just convenient. You want your setting to be more than a backdrop for events.
“Can I add suspense to my story?” a writer asked. “Yes,” is my short answer. Here’s one good resource for how: “6 Secrets to Creating and Sustaining Suspense” by Steven James. http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-secrets-to-creating-and-sustaining-suspense We’ll be...
Enjoy these essential plot tips for fiction writers with Ezra Barany, interviewed by his wife and creativity coach for novelists. Award-winning, published novelists, together we help writers write their stories via our classes at...
Beth Barany will be teaching a member-only webinar to the National Association of Memoir Writers on Friday, May 12, 2017, 11 AM PDT | 12 PM MDT | 1 PM CDT | 2 PM...
This month we listed our medium size house for sale and I moved to our smaller house (a second house that earned its way to first house). The real estate agent recommend that not one, not two, but all the bookcases in the “big” house be moved so as to make all the rooms look larger.
There are blogs, books, software and even podcasts all discussing productivity. So why am I adding to the massive amounts of information that’s already out there?
Many well-known writers have such distinctive writing styles that after reading a few paragraphs, you can identify a book’s author without seeing the cover. In fact, some writers have such distinctive voices that readers pick up their books solely because a particular name is on it,
Let’s say that you’ve written the first draft of your novel, and maybe you’ve even checked to see that all your turning points, your scenes and sequels, are where they’re supposed to be.