While most people have heard of writing a blog, many are not sure exactly what it is or how they can do it. If you are one of those people and don’t know exactly what running a blog is about and what the benefits are, the tips laid out here will help you to build a blog that is enjoyable...
And speaking of inspiration, don't forget to check out the previous post from Paper Lantern Lit and former HarperCollins/Razorbill editor Lexa Hillyer about how to establish the right wants and needs of your characters.
In the 30th in a series of posts on 2014 books entered for The Story Prize, Elizabeth Eslami, author of Hibernate (Ohio State University Press), discusses the process of writing and the aftermath of publication.If you build inside a garage, you tend to make a mess. An office is no...
Since many of you will be joining us for the WU Un-conference in Salem this next week, and because I’ll be co-teaching a seminar called “Place as Character” with Liz Michalski, I thought I’d share the character chart for Salem that I created for my upcoming novel. Salem, where I’m fortunate enough...
  From Debbie: Thanks to Paper Lantern Lit for letting Inkygirl premiere their new series of GET LIT videos. In this video, YA author Lexa Hillyer talks about how to establish the right WANTS and NEEDS for your characters: Hello from Paper Lantern Lit, the "story architects!"...
I’m a bit of a sucker for glove compartment books. You know the sort – the ones that are so large (like Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches and Thousand Best Houses) it would be quite handy to have a small cattle trailer to cart them around in when you go out in the car. Wordsmiths and...
From the Will Write For Chocolate archives...
Writing A Blog is available to all, but few do it successfully. It seems there are more people blogging than those who aren’t. However, you do need to make certain choices and plans related to your blog in order for it to be popular. Use the advice you’re about to read to design a...
The pulse of the proverbial literary heart is propelled by authors, book agents, editors, publishers, publicists, readers, and critics. Authors like you lead the charge, of course, because the critic would have nothing to mull over if the author did not first pen the words. Dear Author: Have you...
Hi. I’m Allison. I’m introducing myself. I’m a writer. It’s an odd choice for the title of this blog and the intro because, well, I’ve been writing here for a while, and a few of you may know me. Also because this is actually my final post here on Writer Unboxed. But...