How Writers Can Benefit from a Sense of Purpose and Routine

Today’s guest post is by author Tori Eldridge. It’s a scary time in the world right now. We’ve been forced into a new way of living and are concerned about the well-being of our family, friends, and communities. Many of us have been confined in our homes for months and will be living this way […]

Spin That Captivating Tale

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 […]

10 Must-Read Modern Novels to Inspire Writers

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 […]

Writers’ Tools That Help You Be More Productive

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 […]

Keep Pressing On—No Matter What

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 […]