|Filed Under:||Arts / Writing|
|Posts on Regator:||2754|
|Posts / Week:||13.2|
|Archived Since:||October 10, 2011|
Want to knock out a first draft in 30 days? Here are 30 tips to help you have a successful month of writing and accomplish your goal of writing a book. The post NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips, Resources & Strategies for Writing a Book in 30 Days appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
You are flipping through the channels on TV one Saturday, waiting for your pizza to be delivered. On the coffee table sits an open can of soda. You don’t remember getting the soda, but you live alone and haven’t had anyone over recently, so it must be yours. Show More Summary
Yesterday, I had a question or two about why to make a profile public vs. making it private. It’s a fair question, and here’s the answer: If you’re serious about building your platform, then you want everything in that platform to be public so that it’s easy for people to connect with and follow you. Show More Summary
I used to make a Best Tweeps for Writers to Follow list on my Not Bob blog. Assuming we eventually get into Twitter for this month-long platform challenge, I thought I should bring it back. The list is fast, loose and fun. If you think you deserve to be on this list and you’re not, let me know below. Show More Summary
After years of running various challenges, I’ve learned one thing: The weekend is a common place for folks to get distracted and lose track of tasks. If you find yourself in this boat, no problem. Get caught up on Monday. The weekend was focused on blogs and websites. Show More Summary
I just want to say great job so far everyone! I’ll give a few more days for more blog URLs to trickle in, but I’ll have a complete list together and posted by next weekend–so that everyone can have an easy way to check each other out (in a blogging sense). Show More Summary
Okay, everyone should have a good idea of who they are and what they want now. It’s time to start doing something with that knowledge. By the way, remember to comment on each day’s post when you’re finished with the task–even if it’s just to say, “Completed.” Start a Writing Blog For today’s platform-building task, start a writing blog. Show More Summary
If you’re at an early stage, each piece of research in that fat file calls out to you: “I’m so interesting. I just have to get into your book.” Here's how to include the right information to make your book better. The post Nothing is Really Wasted: Tips on Researching Your Memoir appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Welcome to Day 2 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge! If you missed Day 1, click here to get caught up. Yesterday was a pretty successful beginning. Most people were able to post comments on the post, which is the right thing to do. Show More Summary
Here are a few tips for writing in your second, or third, or fourth language. The post 5 Steps To Writing in Your Second Language appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
This week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, is Banned Books Week, the literary community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read whatever we damn well please. The post Memo to Would-Be Book Banners: Bring It On appeared first on WritersDigest.c...
Welcome to the first day (and task) of the 2015 October Platform Challenge! I’m excited to get this show on the road and watch everyone either start or improve their platforms. I know everyone is coming at this challenge from various levels of experience, but it should be beneficial for all. Show More Summary
Before we jump into today’s prompt, I’m going to take a moment to talk about the 2015 April PAD Challenge. For those of you most interested, it’s been quite a frustrating process this year. It’s been frustrating for me too, and it’s causing me to re-think a lot of things. Show More Summary
It all started with the movie IT in 1990, and ever since watching Tim Curry as Pennywise I’ve been scared of clowns. And that fear brought about my new humor/parody book WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (Amazon, Barnes & Noble). It came out Sept. Show More Summary
3. Revise, revise, revise. And then revise again. Go Set a Watchman is the first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. It reads like a draft. There are random flashbacks that aren’t always relevant and several information dumps. The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Go Set a Watchman appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Unforeseen medical expenses arise, and you enter a bank to take out a loan. A bank teller explains that she has a "special new trainee" today who will help you in just a moment. Then a man in a full clown costume (wig, facepaint, oversized...Show More Summary
Here are three ways to avoid dumbing down our stories, our messages, our language when writing for middle grade audiences. The post 3 Ways to Avoid Dumbing Down When Writing Middle Grade appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Ever since you were a child, you have burst into uncontrollable laugher every time you see a bare foot or bare feet. So far you’ve managed to suppress your hilarity at the sight of feet. Today, your boss has assigned you to cover the foot fashion show that is coming town this weekend. Show More Summary
Caitlin McDonald of Donald Maass Literary represents adult and young adult speculative fiction, primarily science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and related subgenres, as well as contemporary fiction about geeky characters. The post Literary Agent Spotlight: Caitlin McDonald of Donald Maass Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Jennifer Latham, author of SCARLETT UNDERCOVER) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction as...Show More Summary