Was Shakespeare born with a writing quill in one hand and an inkwell in the other? Nope. He had to learn writing strategies. He started out as a beginner, an unpublished writer who needed to learn how to write. How did Shakespeare learn to write… Read More »7 Storywriting Strategies for Beginning Fiction Writers
The short answer is that you can’t write a truthful memoir without hurting your relatives. But, you might be able to find ways to write your life story and still be able to go to family reunions without being stoned. If you do find those… Read More »How Do You Write Your Memoirs Without Hurting Your Family?
The end is closer than you think! Whether you’re 50, 70, or 90 – you are one day closer to your death. If you don’t write the most important story of your life now, then when? These ten tips will help you start writing your… Read More »10 Tips for Writing the Most Important Story of Your Life
Hosting guest writers on your blog is a great way to give yourself a break from blogging and give your readers a fresh perspective on your topic. These tips on how to find guest bloggers are from experienced blogger and successful freelance writer Susan Johnston.… Read More »How Do You Find Guest Bloggers to Write for Your Blog?
How do you write a novel that grips readers from Chapter One to The End? Writing fiction isn’t as easy as it looks (though I heard that authors sweat blood, which doesn’t make it look easy to write a novel!). These fiction writing tips from… Read More »20 Ways to Write a Better Novel
What is the most famous writing quote of all time? You get to decide! Here are the best quotes about writing and creativity from famous authors such as Truman Capote, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Anne Lamott, Stephen King, and Doris Lessing. “I have the heart… Read More »The Best Writing Quotes From Capote, King, Lamott, Orwell and More
If you’re a published author or freelance writer, you know that contracts and agreements vary from publisher to publisher. If you’re new to writing, the thrill of getting a magazine article assignment or book contract from a publisher may erase all thoughts of copyright (if… Read More »7 Types of Copyright for Freelance Writers and Book Authors
“As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract,” says freelance writer Deanna Proach. “When it happened to me, I no longer wanted to work with the publisher.” In this guest post, Deanna shares what happened after she signed a… Read More »What to Do When the Publisher Cancels Your Book Contract