Writers ask me this literally all the time. Especially when trying to find their sea legs, novel writers worry whether they're writing enough. Often enough. Volume enough. Wanting to keep up with the Kings and the Pattersons.
From my childhood days I have seen people performing on stage, sometimes live and sometimes on T.V. I used to think when will I get there?
Look through a variety of magazines when you are first getting started with article advertising. Knowing about the best techniques and the mistakes you need to avoid will help you write quality articles right away. Start with this article if you want to learn more about efficient marketing...
Gore Vidal famously said that every writer has a repertory company of players. He thought Shakespeare had about fifty, Hemingway only one, and three furies by mandy greer himself around ten. I found this quote while pulling together material for Writing Romantic Fiction and it has been swirling...
You might imagine that I thought long and hard in choosing my best untranslated book, because China has so many writers and so little of their work reaches the West, at least in English. But I plumped without any hesitation for Yan Ge’s The Chilli Bean Paste Clan. (The title in Chinese is...
Have you thought about making a blog but don’t know where to start? In this article, you will find some general information regarding blogging, as well as some hints to make your blog shine. There is no reason to be scared! Starting and maintaining a successful blog has never been easier....
In the 19th in a series of posts on 2014 books entered for The Story Prize, Mark Chiusano, author of Marine Park (Penguin), discusses the challenges of coming up with a fitting cover for a book of stories all set in a specific place.One of the most exciting parts of the publishing process...
Last month I caught what can only be titled The Stomach Virus from the Damnable Pit of Hades. Yes, it earned the superfluous moniker. But don’t worry—this isn’t a post about my gastrointestinal woes. I’ll spare you those details. I mention it because it was the first time I’d ever experienced...
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareToday I thought I'd be writing a blog post and catching up on Writer Beware correspondence. However, that is not to be.On Friday, my desktop computer (on which I keep most of my Writer Beware files) was working fine. Turned it on this morning...and it won...
Do you want to start up a blog but you aren’t sure how? You will want to read this article to learn the basics of blogging and get some great advice for starting out. Don’t feel intimidated. Blogging has become so simple, thanks to new technologies, that anyone can do it successfully...