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.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

5 Tips for Selling Your Book — Even Before It’s Published

December 19, 2019 |  By Sharon Goldinger

As much as the publishing industry has changed throughout the years, one thing is constant: Marketing is vital to a book’s success.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

In Praise of Procrastination

December 5, 2019 |  By Margot Dougherty

The funny thing is, even during this busy (and productive!) avoidance stage, the writing process is often in motion, like an app working in the background of a smartphone.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

Fiction, Memoir, and the Machine of Story

September 3, 2019 |  By Merrill Feitell

If you’re finding that your narrative’s energy is flagging, try pinpointing your protagonist’s defining characteristic. Here’s how that can help your story.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

Show, Don’t Tell: Writing 101 for Fiction and Memoir

July 19, 2019 |  By Nomi Isak

What “Show, Don’t Tell” really means: how to write fiction or memoir that keeps your reader engaged.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

Tricks of the Editing Trade: Word, Track Changes, and the Master Document

May 16, 2019 |  By Kate Zentall

Deliver your document to your editor in Word, use Track Changes, and maintain one master document to save time and money.