Other Writers

  • What if Somebody Steals Your High Concept Book Idea?
    by Anne R. Allen on December 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Hollywood loves High Concept. by Anne R. Allen Here it is! My first “High Concept” novel. At least it’s a close to High Concept as I’m likely to write. I have to admit I’ve been a little terrified somebody might come out with a book with the same […]

  • Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Fundraiser
    by BECCA PUGLISI on December 15, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading → The post Occupation […]

  • How to Use Scars to Deepen Characterization
    by Sue Weems on December 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Sometimes I have students who say they don’t like to write. I suggest that perhaps they haven’t found a subject or story worth writing yet. Then I ask them if they have any scars. Inevitably, the stories pour out of them, and they point to their arms, their […]

  • How to Use Scars to Deepen Characterization
    by Sue Weems on December 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Sometimes I have students who say they don’t like to write. I suggest that perhaps they haven’t found a subject or story worth writing yet. Then I ask them if they have any scars. Inevitably, the stories pour out of them, and they point to their arms, their […]

  • Writing with Tarot: How the Cards Point the Way to Your Story
    by Creative Guest on December 14, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Sometimes we become so focused on the nitty-gritty technical aspects of writing and publishing that we forget the power of the unconscious mind, the part that understands story at a fundamental level. In today's episode, Caroline Donahue talks about how to use the Tarot to […]

  • How Writers Are Part of a Humanitarian Chain
    by ANGELA ACKERMAN on December 13, 2018 at 6:02 am

    As we head toward the end of the year, I find myself thinking more about what writers do and the opportunity that arises every time we settle our fingers on the keyboard. Beyond the words and flow of the story … Continue reading → The post How Writers Are Part of a […]

  • Everything We Do (As Writers and Artists) is Marketing
    by jeff@goinswriter.com (Jeff Goins) on December 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    For the longest time, I despised marketing. Couldn't stand it. It just felt like pure dishonesty. I felt this way long before ever becoming a writer. Little did I know that just about everything I did was marketing. […]

  • Writing Tips: Why Is A Creative Routine So Important For Authors?
    by Joanna Penn on December 12, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I love traveling for book research and author conferences, but I've discovered that I produce my best creative work when I'm at home in a regular routine with plain food and not a very exciting life! In today's video (with transcript below), I explain why you need to “be […]

  • Holiday Writing Prompt: Build Your Own Alien Holiday
    by Sarah Gribble on December 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    It's that time of year again: the season of a million holiday writing prompts plastering the internet. I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and give you another one. Groan if you like. The post Holiday Writing Prompt: Build Your Own Alien Holiday appeared first on The Write […]

  • Holiday Writing Prompt: Build Your Own Alien Holiday
    by Sarah Gribble on December 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    It's that time of year again: the season of a million holiday writing prompts plastering the internet. I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and give you another one. Groan if you like. The post Holiday Writing Prompt: Build Your Own Alien Holiday appeared first on The Write […]

  • 37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2019
    by Susan Shain on December 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Ready to let your creativity flow? A writing retreat may be just what you need. The post 37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2019 appeared first on The Write Life. […]

  • Writing is Manual Labor
    by jeff@goinswriter.com (Jeff Goins) on December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    How does inspiration happen? Where does it come from? Do we wait for it to come or simply get to work? And how does one go about capturing such a thing? Most importantly, how does a writer actually write? […]