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11 Posts tagged with 'craft'
March 7, 2017
Ask an Editor: Backstory vs. Prologue
When does a story call for a prologue? We break it down for you.
October 4, 2016
Guest Author Anna Banks: Finding Your Own Voice and Making It Sing
A strong, unique, commanding voice is something every author wants—or at least, you should want it. It tells you...
August 9, 2016
Follow Your Own Rules
Whether you are writing a fantasy or a contemporary, some rules were made to be kept.
August 1, 2016
Go For Writing Gold: What Gymnastics Can Teach You About Writing
Writing. Gymnastics. What do these two things have in common? More than you’d think! Even if most writers don...
April 5, 2016
Crafting a Strong Beginning
We share the elements that will keep readers turning the pages as you polish up the beginning of your manuscript.
June 8, 2015
To Read or Not to Read: BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott
As part of my continuing quest to read all of the writing books in my TBR stack, I read a...
May 28, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: Publishing Confessional — Expectations vs. Reality
Oh how naïve we are when we sign our first book deal. Remember those carnival games where you take a...
May 21, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: Finding Your Writing Voice
It’s said that everything about writing can be taught — grammar, dialogue mechanics, show vs. tell — except voice. They say...
April 15, 2015
To Read or Not to Read: HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD NOVEL by James N. Frey
As I explained in part one of my series of writing book reviews, I’m on a quest to read...
October 15, 2014
Art and Craft: Book Suggestions for Budding Authors
Every writer has a story to tell and a unique voice in which to tell it. That part of the...
September 16, 2014
Ask an Editor: Storytelling vs. Craft
GeorjanDavis asked: “As editors what do you think is more important, a good story or good writing? The reason I...