Last Updated on April 19, 2022

Can I Afford to Take This Assignment? 4 Questions to Ask Before You Do

July 19, 2021 |  By Tricia Nelson

Ask yourself these four pointed questions to determine if a writing project is worthy of your time.

Last Updated on July 6, 2022

Elevate Your Book With a Sensitivity Read

June 2, 2021 |  By Antoinette Scully

If your book contains portrayals of people of color or other marginalized populations, it might benefit from a sensitivity read.

Last Updated on October 24, 2022

3 Ways To Combat Writer’s Block (No Weapons Needed!)

April 30, 2021 |  By Lesley Hyatt

Almost every writer regularly encounters The Block, and most all of them find ways through it. Here’s how.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

How to Begin Your Novel — and Why Beginnings Are Important

August 18, 2020 |  By Barbara DeSantis

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.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

5 Tips for Writing a Memoir About Trauma

August 5, 2020 |  By Deborah A. Lott, MFA

Trauma creates chaos, while writing brings new order, imposing a beginning, middle, and an end. Here are some key suggestions for how to approach writing a memoir about trauma.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

The Trauma Memoir: Forging Art From Adversity

July 30, 2020 |  By Deborah A. Lott, MFA

How writing about trauma can benefit us — both emotionally and physically.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

The Writer in the Time of the Coronavirus*

April 28, 2020 |  By Amy Friedman

I encourage you to keep writing, for your writing may actually be a remedy for the sorrow, fear, confusion, empty-headedness, and aching hearts — yours and others’.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

Writerly Reassurance From a Few Who Have Been There

March 24, 2020 |  By Suzanne Mantell

Stuck in a writing rut? Heed these words of wisdom from famous authors.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

How to Finish Writing Your Book

March 4, 2020 |  By Lori Kozlowski

Shifting the way you think about your book goals can help you get to the end more easily.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

Are You Ready to Write That Nonfiction Book?

January 9, 2020 |  By Laura Golden Bellotti

A simple-sounding “10-5-1” plan can help you finally get started on that nonfiction book you’ve been thinking of writing.