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
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
If you think natural talent – the ability to write well – is a personality trait of a successful writer, you’d be wrong. “Talent is cheaper than table salt,” says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
Not all of my book proposals have been successful! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything: 50 Ways to Experience Jesus in Daily Life) was reviewed with interest by the editor and publishing committee at Bethany. They never formally rejected it…but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Nor has my agent contacted me. So, unless their emails fell between the cracks of the universe, I assume they decided not to publish this book.
Deep down…or maybe even right at the surface where everyone can see…you wish you were a writer. A real writer. But how do you overcome those feelings of not being good enough? Good news! I have three tips to help you overcome those “I’m not good enough to be a writer” demons.
How do you deal with feelings of jealousy when you meet successful writers, hear about a fellow writer’s book publishing contract, or learn that yet another author won a writing prize, short story contest, or even a Pulitzer? Learning how to deal with feeling jealous… Read More »How to Stop Being Jealous of Writers Who Succeed
When you’re writing for readers easily distracted by the common ground squirrel, you need to know how to write powerful words that grab – and keep – their attention. Your readers’ attention, that is. Not the squirrel’s. I’ve recently been mesmerized by The Complete Idiot’s… Read More »How to Write Powerful Words That Grab Attention
Every writer has a different story about how they got started – and each story will inspire you in a different way. In this article, a guest author shares how seven successful authors started their writing careers… Whether you’re a budding writer aspiring get published or… Read More »How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start