I remember reading a book by Scarlett Archer, 1001 First liners, where she said "A good first line cracks like a bull whip." And I couldn't agree more. Many writing how to books stress the importance of the first line not only for the beginning of your novel but some go as far as recommending … Continue reading The first line.
Category: Writing Tips
Dos and Don’ts on Writing a Book Blurb
4 Things Publishers and Agents Want in a Writer
Great little article!
Do you listen to music while you write? I certainly do. I find the pacing of songs helps set the scene and mood I create in my mind. I have spent hours searching for music that takes me on an inspirational journey. Mostly, I prefer instrumental music as I find lyrics can be distracting while churning out … Continue reading Inspirational Music
Self Publish or Traditional?
For all you budding writers out there who haven't decided on what to do with your unfinished manuscripts yet, I found a fun little, "'choose-your-own-adventure' questionnaire" (below) that will give you some pointers. Also you might want to have a gander at two articles I stumbled across, published earlier this year with some very interesting statistic … Continue reading Self Publish or Traditional?
Editors for Every Budget
Stick to the Plan? Or take another path?
Are you the type of person who makes a plan and sticks to it no matter what? Or are you the type that plans and plans but when push comes to shove you do what feels right and treat the plan as more of a guideline? Or are the last type who says screw the … Continue reading Stick to the Plan? Or take another path?