This is what a decade of trial and error has taught me about blogging. I wish someone had told me these things years ago.
The five-paragraph essay isn’t just useful in high school classrooms anymore. It has taken over the online writing community.
Book reviews, whether good or bad, can leave a lasting impact on writers. Let’s discuss if authors should be reading these book reviews at all.
Is it okay to write about real historical figures in a fiction book? Here are 4 questions you should ask yourself if you want to go down that road.
Sometimes the most difficult part of writing a book is simply finishing your manuscript. Here are some practical steps for getting it done.
Writing a novel is a very personal process. For some, it is never-ending. But how long should it take?
As a writer, you should focus on reading books. But sometimes you just need to watch a good movie. Here are the five best recent films for writers.
Some of the best authors, such as J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and Mark Twain, have used pseudonyms. But why? This calls for a pros and cons list.
Reading about writing can actually make you a better writer. Start with these 5 books about writing to help hone the craft of writing.
Before tackling that next big project, understand these 7 steps to ensuring a successful final product.
When it comes to crafting your next book, where will you turn to find great writing advice? Here’s a lesson in learning lessons from the pros.
We are all living busier and busier lives, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be finding the time to write. That novel isn’t going to draft itself!
Is it too long? Too short? Just right? Who’s to say? Let’s diagnose just how important word count really is when writing a story.
Take this as a friendly reminder: NaNoWrMo will soon be upon us once more. Now’s the time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month.
You could ask any writer. I’m sure they could tell you how they begin their writing process. But where do they find their writing inspiration? Maybe inspiration strikes like lightning — the entire story, right there in their mind, neatly wrapped with a bow. Maybe they have a nugget of an idea and begin to […]
In today’s writing world, is it more beneficial to create an original, singular voice, or follow the popular, mainstream strategies?
As a native of the great state of Michigan, and as an avid reader and writer, here’s a look at my countdown of the best authors from my home state.
Good journalism still matters. It’s always mattered. But it seems to be fading in today’s media culture. Here’s why, and what we can do about it.
Do you remember the good old days when writing was a craft in itself? There were no rules. But that was before the world went digital.
For readers, there’s a resilience about grit lit, a natural vigor that makes no excuses. But what is it about this grit that is so appealing to writers?