With so many demands on our time and energy, how can we successfully engage with our creative work so that we don’t squander our “one wild and precious life”?
It is critical to learn how, when, and why to rely on an editor’s experience and wisdom. Too often what could and should be a beautiful partnership turns into a struggle, for both the writer and the editor.
If we want to hone our craft, we need to expose ourselves to the work of excellent writers.
Every nonfiction book should have a villain and hero. Does yours have one?
Email and phone interviews are convenient, but you’ll learn infinitely more by sitting down with someone in real time.
You probably have heard that sitting is the new smoking. Doesn’t sound good for those of us who make a living hunched in front of our computers all day, but here’s what you can do about it.
As contemporary writers, we can still benefit tremendously by listening to the words we’ve written. In fact, reading our work aloud is an essential step in the writing process.
Learn why it’s important to home in on your book’s core subject.
Is the internet today’s primary research tool? Can it, as it did for Weir, substitute for direct experience? The answer is—yes and no.
Is your goal for 2016 to start, finish, or revise your novel? Here are three must-read recommendations for novelists.