Writing young adult fiction? Here’s how to create compelling characters like Holden Caulfield.
Today’s guest post is by Carla D. Bass. Rumpelstiltskin spins straw into gold. An author employs an intriguing plot, captivating characters, and exquisite settings to spin a tale. However, these ingredients, themselves, don’t guarantee a captivating tale. The author must induce the reader to hang on every single word (double drumbeat for emphasis) from that […]
Are your instructors always criticising your introductions? Follow these three steps to write introductions that will hook your reader and set your essay up for success.
Today’s guest post is by Christina Kaye Throughout my career, when I’ve spoken at conferences, conventions, and other book events, I’ve been asked for my single biggest piece of advice for new authors wanting to hone their craft. I can’t take credit for this advice. It’s as old as the written word, I think. And […]
The line between chapter books and middle grade books is often blurred. Remembering these key differences can help you write a great book, whichever category you are writing.
Today’s guest post is by Lucy Johnson. A lot has changed since the prehistoric days of cave carvings. Much like humans, the tools used by writers have evolved drastically over the years, from sharp stones, manganese, ochre, and charcoal to pen and paper, typewriters, and the latest MacBook Pro. Nowadays, writers have so many tools […]
Forum marketing is often overlooked when marketing businesses online. We’ll show you how to use forums to generate targeted traffic and grow your business.
Today’s guest post is by Kristina Naydonova, twelve years old Why is it that we don’t believe in ourselves? Are we too scared to know what it feels like to hit a wall of failure? Do we feel the need to bring ourselves down for validation? Allow me to tell you that everyone is going […]
No matter whether you’re indie or with a publisher, email marketing is an essential skill for any serious writer. Here are some ways to improve at it.
Today’s guest post is by Zarrah Felton. Do you love stories that can both spark your imagination and leave you on the edge of your seat? If yes, then adventures stories are the perfect kind of stories for you! In essence, adventure is a genre of literary fiction that features nerve-racking and adrenaline-pumping storylines, such […]