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 He started out as a beginner, an unpublished writer who needed to learn how to write.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
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
Finding the right agent to represent you and your work is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. How do you get a literary agent who believes in you, loves your book, and will help you get published? These tips… Read More »Is It Hard to Get an Agent? 15 Tips From the Query Shark
“Make your writing more edgy and quirky,” said a literary agent after reading my See Jane Soar book proposal. “Editors and publishers want edgy, quirky writing.” Back then I had no idea what that meant – but now I do. These tips on how to… Read More »10 Easy Ways Make Your Writing Edgy and Quirky
Are you tired of beating yourself up for not writing your book? Maybe you have a story you’ve been trying to write for months, or even a chapter you should’ve written years ago. What if not outlining your book is the reason why you’re struggling to write your book? Good news! Here you’ll find the most powerful way to overcome that obstacle.
These tips for a successful writer’s conference will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a roundup of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. First, though, here’s what one… Read More »7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writer’s Conference
I found a great article about writing a novel on The Independent. Here’s the best of the tips on how to stay motivated – I tweaked them to apply to writers who need a boost. If you’ve ever felt rejected by publishers, literary agents, or even your… Read More »Writing a Novel? How to Stay Motivated
There’s a big difference between getting your novel published and writing popular novels. This research shows how to predict popular novels. If you can convince literary agents and publishing houses your writing will be popular, you’re more likely to get your novel published. In Outlining Your Novel: Map… Read More »How to Predict if Your Novel Will Be Popular