I could not pass up passing this one on. An authentic voice is a key element in good writing.
This post makes some really important points and the references to Princess Bride were too good to pass up. Enjoy!
Humor is a really important element of successful writing. Even in the most serious dramas, moments of levity are important to include.
My friend Linda Yezak publishes a number of writing related cartoons on her blog each Friday. I thought I would share today’s edition with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Home of Author/Editor Linda W. Yezak
Here is some excellent advice that you would normally have to go to a writers conference to get.
The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much to learn. In
If you write fantasy, spec-fic, or historical fiction maps can be of great use to your readers. Here is some advice from some map making experts to help you get a good one into your book.
How exactly does one go about making a map of a fictional place? Two cartographers take us through the process of making a fictional map.
Writing insights to consider…
Doing the first primary edits yourself is extremely important. You will be far less likely to repeat them in the future if you are catching them now.
It’s always good form to catch your mistakes before they are published.
These errors are not particularly noticeable in spoken colloquial English, but they jump out in formal written English. Some of these forms have become quite
Sometimes our written words are not so much wrong as just out of proper order. These little mishaps can have grave effects on what we want our words to say. Here is some cogent advice on what to look for and how to fix it.