Other Writers

  • How Well-Intentioned Loved Ones Can Sabotage Your Writing Career
    by Anne R. Allen on September 22, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Launching a writing career is hard–especially with family sabotage. by Anne R. Allen Learning to write well is tough. Getting published is tougher. And selling your published books is tougher still. Nevertheless, we persist. Most writers feel compelled to write, and […]

  • How to Write a Memoir: 7 Creative Ways to Tell a Powerful Story
    by Brooke Warner on September 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Want to craft a compelling story? Here’s a helpful guide to how to write a memoir, as well as a few memoir examples. The post How to Write a Memoir: 7 Creative Ways to Tell a Powerful Story appeared first on The Write Life.

  • How to Vary Your Sentence Structure (And Stop Boring Your Readers)
    by Ali Luke on September 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Not sure what "varied sentence structure" even means? We explain and show you examples. Your sentence structure will shine in no time! The post How to Vary Your Sentence Structure (And Stop Boring Your Readers) appeared first on The Write Life.

  • Conflict Thesaurus Entry: Being Sabotaged
    by BECCA PUGLISI on September 21, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with … Continue reading → The post […]

  • Inspiration for Writers: Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk on Creativity
    by Heather van der Hoop on September 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Where does inspiration come from? This Elizabeth Gilbert TED talk went live in 2009, but it's still relevant to writers today. The post Inspiration for Writers: Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk on Creativity appeared first on The Write Life.

  • Lessons Learned From 8 Years As An Author Entrepreneur
    by Joanna Penn on September 20, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Eight years ago, Sept 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. Every year since I have reflected on the journey and what I learn along the way. My challenges change and grow along with the business and you will likely be at a different stage, […]

  • Author Platform: Here’s What All the Fuss Is About
    by Brooke Warner on September 19, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Want to know what editors really think of your author platform? The post Author Platform: Here’s What All the Fuss Is About appeared first on The Write Life.

  • TWO Critique Opportunities 4 U!
    by BECCA PUGLISI on September 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Welp, the kids are back in school, I’m all moved into my new place, and no hurricanes are imminent, so I’m finally getting back into my groove. Which is good, considering I’ve got TWO amazing critique opportunities for you this … Continue reading → […]

  • How to Sell Books: The Introverted Author’s Guide
    by Sarah Gribble on September 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    For years, I didn’t know how I was ever going to sell books. I’m painfully shy and, unfortunately, have a complexion that tends to redden easily. Like lava-covered-tomato red. The idea of calling someone, sometimes even people I know, gets my heart racing. The idea […]

  • How to Sell Books: The Introverted Author’s Guide
    by Sarah Gribble on September 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    For years, I didn’t know how I was ever going to sell books. I’m painfully shy and, unfortunately, have a complexion that tends to redden easily. Like lava-covered-tomato red. The idea of calling someone, sometimes even people I know, gets my heart racing. The idea […]

  • 4 Quick Tips for Crafting Compelling Flash Fiction
    by D I Hughes on September 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    What is flash fiction? And how do you write it well? We answer those questions with four quick tips to apply to your stories. The post 4 Quick Tips for Crafting Compelling Flash Fiction appeared first on The Write Life.

  • Don’t Build an Empire, Find a Few Friends Who Care
    by Jeff Goins on September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The best marketing you can do for your work is not to build an empire, but to find a few friends who care. We all want to reach the masses and see our work get into the mainstream. We want to have an “impact.” But the only way to reach the many is to first reach the […]