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Subplots and multiple points of view make novels longer and more work, but rewards for that effort are there for writer and reader alike—that is, if they are successful. Here's how to pull it off.
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A brief look at the neuroscience and psychology of writer's block, along with seven strategies for how you can outsmart this adversary of writers around the world.
Should Fiction Authors Be Bloggers? Examines how fiction authors can use writer blogs and other marketing to sell their books
For all my fellow up-and-coming novelists out there, this is for you!
Who are you writing for?
Some great advice to keep in mind: there's only so much you can control. But, control it!
Author Jody Hedlund offers some great ideas on how to keep your readers interersted.
Need to write an author bio for yourself? Lauren Clark's tips make it easy!
Literary agent Rachelle Gardner walks you through the basics of this sometimes daunting task.
Insight into finding "the one"--literary agent, that is. (It's a serious decision!)
Five elements of a good book trailer.
Whether you’re planning the fabric of a new story or looking to thread depth into one that’s falling flat, try these 7 methods to a tightly woven plot.
Chris Higgins, blogger for Mental Floss and author of THE BLOGGER ABIDES, explains several principles for how to blog better.
Do you want to be able to write fast - and with ease? Check out these seven habits of highly prolific writers.
Rachelle Gardner explains the key to querying and landing an agent.
Because everyone loves a good subplot or two.
Back in August, the keyboard I’d used for forever (about ten years) died. I tried using several other keyboards of various ergonomic configurations, but they all made my wrists hurt by the end of the day.
Because they're the only ones you've got.
I have just submitted my novel, Pentecost to my editor for review. Before I sent it, I read the entire book out loud which really helped
If you don't already do this, I hope Joanna Penn will convince you.
WordServe Water Cooler is pleased to host this excellent article by James N. Watkins. Welcome, James! I’ve been editing professionally since 1972. (Of course, I started when I was five!) I...
Some good advice on how to present yourself professionally to the publishing industry.
What Writers Need to Know About Goodreads
Lots of good tips!
Rachelle Gardner tackles the question we all struggle with from time to time....
Break out the colored pencils and start editing!