Title: 5 Steps to Better Blurbs Written By: Julie C. Gilbert Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Introduction: If you have trouble with writing blurbs (and what author doesn’t?), you need to read this book.
Marta looked out at the really beautiful sunset. “Wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting on the beach with no worries about now, “ she said sadly. “And only the bugs for company.” Joe said gruffly. He was older than Marta, but didn’t look it as if time had frozen him at the moment of […]
When most writers think of software just for them (beyond generic programs like Word and Evernote), they think of Scrivener. It’s a great program, but did you know there are TONS of other options, many of them free? And if you’re like me and aren’t a Plotter, you’re going to love discovering that, while the […]
You might already have Scrivener. You might already love Scrivener. But if you’re like me, you don’t have it and you don’t love it. I don’t need to pay that much for that many features I will never use. And then I found Amazon is getting into the writer’s world (go figure) and their tools […]
Why am I qualified to write this post? Good question. 1. In January, my now-fiancé and I started courting. 2. In June, I got engaged. 3. Since then, I’ve been planning a wedding in about two and a half months. In the meantime, I have published four books: a novella collection, a short story, and […]
Title: Write Well Written By: Rachelle Rea Cobb Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any ages Introduction: If you are a writer who has problems with grammar, this is the perfect book for you. Rachelle has lots of great tips given in a funny way that entertains as well as teaches.
Writing prompts can benefit every writer: from the plotter to the pantser (and everyone in between). From the rookie to the veteran author. From the novelist to the flash-fiction aficionado. But why? And how? Other than the fact that they’re fun, I’ve come up with three reasons you should be using writing prompts to level […]
Happy summer, everyone! I don’t know about you, but summer is a crazy busy time of the year for me with church camps, revival services, and Bible schools. That being said, July is insanely busy–am I the only one whose writing time has gone down? 😉 This weekend, I thought it would be fun to take […]
First drafts are interesting creatures, aren’t they? They often start out in a blaze of glory and excitement, but at some point we start to wonder… is this awful? If things get really bad, we might even decide that it is the absolute worst bit of writing known to mankind. Eventually, we might come out […]
Naming characters is a fun process. But before you dive in head-first, there are a few things to think about that will help you choose the very best names. Let’s break this down… Think: Time-Period If you read a lot of books from the 1800s, you will encounter names like Horace and Hester, but I […]