When writing for children, take a LEAP—write a story that teaches (LEARN), captivates (ENTERTAINS), AND gets the child to do something (PROVOKES).
Writers develop relationships in the publishing industry and these connections can contribute to a writer’s success. Let’s talk networking for writers.
One of the first things a reader looks for in a story is the viewpoint. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of using different points of view in your story.
Contest: Essay to My Younger Self | 1st Place
THE NEST OF NOW
February 16, 2024
Does your book need chapters? If so, how long should they be? Jan Fields reveals the ins and outs of using chapters effectively in your story.
The Rooster Who Lost His Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
February 9, 2024
Relationships play a key role in most fiction stories. Thinking about relationships of all kinds will make for stronger writing that will engage readers.
Writing involves choices. Word by word we can harness the power and magic of words. Let’s make the most of our writing choices with today’s post.
Two things will make readers fall in love with your book: premise and character. Jan Fields shows how to have them head over heels for both in your story.
Contest: Essay to My Younger Self | 2nd Place
February 2, 2024
The new year begins with so much potential. So how do we find time to write and use our creativity reserves to fulfill that potential? Check out these 3 tips
Writing stories and articles is the fun half of the job. The other half is submitting your work to good markets. Here are 3 ways to target submissions.
Contest: Thriller First Pages | 2nd Place
30 MINUTES TOO LATE
January 19, 2024
Successful writers are also readers. The act of reading builds skills and inspires creativity. Let’s talk about building your reading list as a writer.
There are problems every new writer faces. Let’s look at some of the most common issues and turn them into 3 resolutions to make us all better writers.
The beginning of the year is a perfect time to evaluate time management for writers. Here are 5 tips to help you—and your writing—be successful this year.
Contest: Thriller First Pages | 1st Place
January 5, 2024
Time to consider optimism and enjoyment for our writing resolutions. Instead of focusing on not failing, prioritize the elements of writing that bring us joy.
Writers tend to build up myths to insulate themselves from the possibility of “breaking” our writing. Let’s look at some scary writing myths we can bust today.
In the world of contemporary romance fiction, the first page sets the tone for the emotional journey that lies ahead. Here’s what you need to know.