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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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This U.S. summer program is for writers of sci-fi, fantasy and horror (apply by April 8, 2015)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES ITS 20th SUMMER SESSION! About Odyssey Each summer, writers of the fantastic come from all over the world to attend the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Odyssey is one of the most highly respected programs for writers of...

Free: how to be an Amazon best-seller

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I've written about this before, but I STILL see people charging for this information, so I'm going to give you the procedure for making your book a best-seller on Amazon--however, please be aware that this doesn't count for a lot...

Creativity Now...in simplified Chinese!

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Just got this--cover of the 2nd edition of Creativity Now in simplified Chinese. You can get it in English, too--published by Pearson and available from your favorite bookseller.

A peek into the crowded field of not so good self-published books

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The great thing about self-publishing is that anybody can do it...the bad thing about it is so many people are doing it that it's hard to find the good stuff (or to help people find it, if you're the author)....

Will people pay for a book you gave away?

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

There are a variety of sites on which authors can showcase their work and get feedback from readers. At one of the biggest, Wattpad, readers can comment on your work, follow you, and vote for their favorites. The site is...

How fast can you write a book? (and why that's the wrong question)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I see that somebody has an ebook out called "8 Hour Bestseller: How to Write Your Bestselling Book in Record Time." I guess in an era of the supposed 4-hour work week, 8 hours is a long time. The author...

Writing for children - the author /illustrator connection

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you want to write a children's book you may want to know how much description of the illustrations you should include. In an interview with the author Tara Lazar, illustrator Troy Cummings talks about how he went about illustrating...

You're writing the wrong things...the money is in (ignored) government reports

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

So you've published a book and nobody's reading it and you haven't made any money?You're writing the wrong things! You should be writing reports for the government. Nobody reads those, either, but the money is great. You should be writing...

The Dalai Lama's 18 rules of life...for writers (part one)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The interpretation of these rules is mine, not the Dalai Lama’s, but I hope I’ve stayed within the spirit of his intention. 1: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk Yes, there’s a chance nobody....

Beware this hacker trick to get your information

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I don't know if this is new, or only new to me, but this morning I got an email from somebody I know, saying they had tried to send me a pdf but weren't able to, so they wanted me...

The (sad) statistics on American reading

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

What percentage of Americans do you think read at least one book or e-book, fiction or non-fiction, last year? A new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts reveals it was 54%. Thirty years ago, 56% read at least...

Beware of traps in publishing contracts

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Sometimes writers who are offered a publishing contract are so happy that somebody wants to publish their work that they don't look carefully enough at the fine print. One aspect you want to check is what kind of editorial control.....

Your author platform: this publisher is helping (steal their methods!)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Little, Brown Publishers set up a site called Novl (theNovl.com) on which all their teen properties and book projects were featured. The content included book trailers, author guest posts, and author playlists. Now they are turning it into a digital...

Use the good paper!

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In an interview, writer/cartoonist Linda Barry talked her love of drawing when she was a child, her mother's attitude toward Linda's using paper, and how it still affects her: "The only blank paper in the house was hers, and if...

This post reveals how to be happy. Don't read it, just look forward to reading it.

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

As reported in The Atlantic, buying experiences rather than things leads to greater happiness, and the anticipation of those experiences can make you even happier than the experiences themselves. That's not surprising, given that our anticipated experience will be without...

When did "insanely" become the most popular adjective? (Join HAA! now)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you read much on the internet you may have noticed that "insanely" now seems to be the most popular adjective: "You'll learn some insanely successful ways..." "Insanely cheap flights" "25 insanely sexist vintage Valentines" "Insanely easy vegetarian chilli" "21...

For this writer, it was 127th time lucky

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Below is a link to a short video in which children's picture book writer Pat Zietlow-Miller talks about how she came to realize her writing dream. She was 39 when she started going for it seriously, and she had 126...

The 4-step fix for your missing-in-action resolutions

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

We all know how it goes: resolutions are made on January 1st and generally they’re forgotten by February 1st. If we don’t take action, we’ll end 2015 making exactly the same resolutions again. That doesn’t mean you’re lazy or lack.....

How the concept of plagiarism is getting lost

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Business Insider interviewed Chris Scott, who came up with a funny tweet that was re-Tweeted thousands of times, often without attribution. People changed the wording slightly and then sent it out as their own. One comedian even accused him of...

Three options if your writing career isn't working out the way it "should"

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The late Alert Ellis, founder of Rational-Emotive Therapy, pointed out that a great deal of stress comes from being upset that life isn't meeting our expectations...and that often these expectations are irrational. For instance, we may think, "People should be...

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