Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Tips for spelling compound words—open, closed, and hyphenated compounds. The Chicago Manual of Style has a great section on spelling compound words.
Conflict moves a story forward, keeping both characters and readers involved. Consider the ultimate conflict—betrayal by a friend—as a way to amp up the conflict in your fiction.
Tips for using beta readers to help strengthen your manuscripts before publication or submission to agents and editors.
Taking tips from the series finale of Mad Men.
A book’s opening words need to entice readers right away, especially readers who search for books online and who give a book only a few moments to capture their interest.
When you can’t find rules for punctuation or grammar, sometimes simply choosing an option and then being consistent with that choice is all the answer you need.
Invest as much in books one, two, and ten as you did in book one. That is, don’t shortchange books beyond the first one.
Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is the final day the introductory price of $35 (for the first year) will be available. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, the price for first-year membership will be $50. More on Membership. ***
I haven’t written an article of encouragement recently, but since the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is next month, I thought I’d take a few minutes to encourage you to begin a new project, maybe push yourself into trying a new genre or writing style, if only as an exercise and only for […]