Consider all the writing advice and know the rules, but don’t be afraid to break them—if it makes sense.
Book Writing Process
Reading novels—lots and lots of them—can help us strengthen our own manuscripts in the editing stages.
Think about what you want before you choose your path to publishing. Learn more here.
Some people say they write only for themselves. Whether that is true or not, whether they put words on screen only to read them back to themselves, I cannot say for sure. But one thing I know. Many writers, particularly those hoping to become published authors, write with the hope that someone, someday, will read […]
Never underestimate where memoir writing will take you. Read about one writer’s struggle to find her story.
“The night before the worst day of my life, I dreamed the sun went dark and ice cracked every mirror in the house, but I didn’t take it as a warning.” And with that, the first sentence of Therese Walsh’s new book, The Moon Sisters, we know we are in for a ride. Set in a […]
You may have been writing forever. It’s possible that you can’t even remember when you started. Or, like me (and the main character in that delightful children’s book), you might be a Leo the Late Bloomer. Maybe you were so curious about the world that you had a hard time deciding what you wanted […]
One of the most heartwarming discussions I have ever had on this blog was when I asked, “Is writing with vulnerability a sign of low self-concept?” The comments from my readers were full of wisdom and insights. I especially liked the way Shakira Dawud of DeliberateInk.com linked vulnerability and risk taking to humility. She said: “When […]