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  • Climax of a Story: Definition, Examples, and Writing Tips
    by Joe Bunting on April 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    How do you tell a great story? Perhaps the best way to judge a story is by how good the climax is. If your story isn’t good, the climax will be muddled or boring. A good story, though, will bring together all the tension that has been building since the exposition into one […]

  • Climax of a Story: Definition, Examples, and Writing Tips
    by Joe Bunting on April 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    How do you tell a great story? Perhaps the best way to judge a story is by how good the climax is. If your story isn’t good, the climax will be muddled or boring. A good story, though, will bring together all the tension that has been building since the exposition into one […]

  • How To Sell Your Books In Bulk And Make More Money As An Author With David Chilton
    by Joanna Penn on April 6, 2020 at 6:10 am

    What do you really care about? Rankings on Amazon or money in your bank account? In this interview, David Chilton shares how you can sell books in bulk to companies resulting in a big pay-day — but no ‘bestseller' tag. This is a fascinating discussion that will […]

  • Why it’s so Tough to Write Now: Tips for Dealing with Our Collective Grief
    by Anne R. Allen on April 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Collective grief is loud and unrelenting. But there are ways to tune it out.  by Anne R. Allen There are a lot of jokes out there right now like the cartoon in The New Yorker showing a young woman saying something like “I couldn’t decide whether to work on my […]

  • Conflict Thesaurus Entry: A Romantic Competitor
    by ANGELA ACKERMAN on April 4, 2020 at 7:56 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 […]

  • Audio For Authors. Tips For Audiobooks And Podcasting With Joanna Penn
    by Joanna Penn on April 4, 2020 at 6:10 am

    In a time of global lockdown, more people are discovering audio content through podcasts and audiobooks. In this interview, I talk about the opportunities for authors, how to make the most of audio content whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and what might be coming next […]

  • When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor?
    by Blake Atwood on April 3, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Don’t hire a book editor before you’re ready! Here’s when the timing makes sense. The post When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor? appeared first on The Write Life.

  • Why Does Writing Matter? Why You Should Write When You Worry it Doesn’t
    by Sue Weems on April 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Many of us are lucky to have people around us who understand or at least support our writing habits and dreams. But even with the best support, sometimes it feels like my writing is silly in the face of so many other pressing world problems. How do you keep writing when it seems […]

  • Why Does Writing Matter? Why You Should Write When You Worry it Doesn’t
    by Sue Weems on April 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Many of us are lucky to have people around us who understand or at least support our writing habits and dreams. But even with the best support, sometimes it feels like my writing is silly in the face of so many other pressing world problems. How do you keep writing when it seems […]

  • Writing in the Time of Coronavirus: Practical Tips
    by BECCA PUGLISI on April 2, 2020 at 9:56 am

    As a native Floridian, I know about disruption. It happens repeatedly every year between June and November. But hurricanes and their inconvenient aftermaths are temporary; even though they’re annoying, you know you’ll be back to your regular schedule soon. But […]

  • Writing Tips: How To Plot And Outline Your Novel
    by Creative Guest on April 2, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Are you struggling to discover where to go next with your book? Author and editor Christina Kaye shares her tips for plotting and outlining that will help you get your words onto the page. It’s the age-old question authors ask one another when discussing the methods […]

  • Can’t Write During Coronavirus? These 4 Tips Will Help
    by Sarah Gribble on April 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    We're writers, and as writers, we're told we need to keep writing no matter what. Write every day. Write through the hard times. Write during great times. Just write. Right now, as if you didn't know, we have a bit of a pandemic situation. We're isolated, possibly out of a job, […]