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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Beta Reader Feedback Can Be Invaluable

April 15, 2019 |  By Monica Faulkner

Is your creative vision on your pages? Here’s how you can find out.

9 Places to Write in LA That Aren’t Coffee Shops

March 4, 2019 |  By Lynette Padwa

I have three requirements for an off-site writing perch. These nine picks meet all three.