If you need help navigating a novel or structuring a memoir, or simply need encouragement, consider working with a writing coach.
Of the many excellent books on the art and craft of writing, here are seven to inspire you.
The beginning of a story is crucial. It can make the difference in gaining the attention of a prospective agent, acquisitions editor, and ultimately the reader. So, how do you start? Here are some suggestions to help you find your beginning.
If place wields such power, why do we sometimes relegate it to a secondary role when writing story?
If we want to hone our craft, we need to expose ourselves to the work of excellent writers.
With good dialogue, a character's words come alive on the page and connect with us. Good dialogue will keep that prospective literary agent turning the pages and the reader wanting more.
Everyone loves a good story. We all know one when we read one. But what makes a good story?
These Write Angles pieces are supposed to offer advice about writing. It was my turn to contribute a piece and I debated the subject. Should I write about how to write memorable characters or good dialogue? Give advice on writing a memoir, or discuss what makes a compelling story? After getting up from my desk...
Everyone's doing it—your kindergarten teacher, your car mechanic, your acupuncturist, that nosy neighbor across the street—so why can't you? It's not brain surgery, after all, and the only heavy lifting required is raising finger to keyboard, and voila, you're a writer! Or … not. Writing may not be brain surgery, but it's definitely surgical, and...