Writing a book can sometimes be your greatest joy, other times it can be the source of your worst pain. Here are some reasons from one of the most successful novelists of our time to think about before you consider quitting.
Some excellent ideas from Gary McPherson on keeping your book up to date by avoiding the mention of things (especially current events or celebrities) that will age quickly.
Identifying and dealing with those pesky little things you do as a writer that can annoy your readers.
Getting a little too close to the person in your third person POV can be problematic. Here are some tips on that and how to avoid it.
Saying all the things that need to be said but not spoken through subtext is an important skill for all writers to master. Margie Lawson takes us on a guided tour of how to do that right.
A thorough understanding of story structure can help you to build an awesome story. Ignore the wisdom of the mechanics and your story can end up a disappointment due to lost opportunities.
Cris Freese continues with the informative post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition.