Here are dozens of writing quips and tips from famous novelists, authors, and editors. I’ve been collecting writing quips for most of my life; they all inspire me in different ways.… Read More »73 Writing Quips & Tips From Successful Published Authors
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“I have the heart of a young boy,” said Stephen King. “I keep it in a jar on my desk.” Here are the best quotes about writing and creativity from… Read More »Brilliant Writing Quotes: Capote, Lamott, Dillard, Orwell & King
Bestselling author Joanne Harris (Chocolat, The Strawberry Thief and other books) is synaesthetic, which means she smells colours. Here’s what her red sofa cushion smells like (yum!) and how synesthesia… Read More »Synesthesia and the Writing Process: Joanne Harris, Author of Chocolat
It’s every aspiring writer’s conundrum: you can’t write for magazines because you haven’t been published yet, and you can’t get published because you haven’t sold any articles yet. Fear not;… Read More »How Do You Write an Author Bio When You’ve Never Been Published?
Signing a contract with a literary agent is a first step for writers who want to get published. Here’s my experience with Irene Goodman. If you have a decent writer’s… Read More »How to Approach a Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Agency in NYC
Here’s how to write the best sample chapters, submit them to a book publisher, and get your book published. Unless you’re famous, history-changing or somehow noteworthy in your field, your… Read More »Ready to Submit Your Sample Chapters to a Book Publisher?
Are you writing your first novel? These seven fiction writing strategies for beginners will help you write better, cleaner, and clearer. Was Shakespeare born with a writing quill in one… Read More »7 Storywriting Strategies for Beginning Fiction Writers
These ten tips will help you start writing your story and keep writing until you reach the end of your memoirs or your life. My first tip is from John… Read More »10 Tips for Writing the Most Important Story of Your Life
Definitions of first serial rights, reprint rights, one time rights, all rights, electronic rights, subsidiary rights and dramatic/motion picture rights. If you’re a published author or freelance writer, you know… Read More »7 Types of Copyright for Freelance Writers and Book Authors
Make it easy and fun to write the first chapter of your novel – and wow your readers from the first sentence of your book. These five steps to writing… Read More »5 Steps to Writing a Killer First Chapter to WOW Readers
Here’s why we need to stop doubting ourselves as writers: Self-doubt brings fear of failure, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. Doubt also increases general mistrust, which feels real but has… Read More »Think You Can’t Write? 5 Ways to Stop Doubting Yourself
How do you become a travel writer? What is bad vs. good travel writing? Professional freelance travel writers and guidebook authors answer your most frequently asked questions about becoming a… Read More »Do You Want to Be a Travel Writer? FAQ and Answers
Are you wondering how to write a nonfiction book proposal with sample chapter summaries? You’re in luck, fellow scribe! These chapter summaries in my nonfiction book proposal will give you ideas on how to summarize your own chapters. I also included a summary of my book’s introduction.