Best Careers for People Who Love to Write


Best Careers for Writers

Full article with thanks to: Maths, not your thing? Do you get annoyed when you see an apostrophe in the wrong place? Chances are a career in writing would be right up your street. However, there’s more to a writing career than being a journalist or novelist. If you love the English language and fancy earning a good wage … Read More

How Do I Research for My Book?

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Full article with thanks to: One of the biggest questions that every aspiring author has is, “How can I effectively research for my novel?” The answer to this question holds the secret to what makes a writer and author. One of the things that many writers say is,” I have a fantastic concept, but I have no idea how … Read More

How to Write a Good Hook & Start Your Novel with a Bang!

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Full article with thanks to Whenever people ask me what the most difficult part of writing a book is — the beginning, middle, or end — I usually say, “All of it.” Each section of a novel comes with its own set of challenges: Middles are hard to plot, ends need to be satisfying (and in my novels, they … Read More

4 ways to instantly tighten your fiction

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Full article with thanks to Editor-proof your stories with these tips. Stephen King shares in On Writing that a submitted story of his got this scribbled rejection from an editor: 2nd draft = 1st draft – 10%. King said that single comment changed the way he revised his fiction. The question many writers reasonably have in response to this advice are: What, how much, … Read More

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

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Full article with thanks to How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann “Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet more than a … Read More

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

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Full article with thanks to Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book unputdownable: Step 1: Promise revelation in your story premise. Step 2: Make each chapter beginning and ending tantalizing. Step 3: Master novel writing basics: narration and description. Step 4: … Read More

A Guide to Becoming a Better Writer: 15 Practical Tips

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Full article with thanks to If you’ve always dreamed of being the next Hemingway or Vonnegut (or even Grisham), or perhaps if you just want to write better essays for school or posts for your blog … you need to sharpen those writing skills. Becoming the best writer you can be isn’t easy, I won’t lie to you. It … Read More

10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

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Full article with thanks to We asked some of our authors to anonymously share their best ideas on how to beat writer’s block. Read on for inspiration. 1. Take a Hike “Overcoming writer’s block is, for me, less a question of possessing the needed “What will I write?” knowledge than the willingness to SIT DOWN and do so. Literally, I … Read More

Writing a Trilogy: How to Plan a Series of Novels

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Full article with thanks to Writing a trilogy creates many amazing opportunities. A book series is a powerful writing tool, because it allows you to take your reader on a journey. Your trilogy can grow alongside them, and you have far more space to explore your characters, worlds, and themes than you would in a single novel. Trilogies in … Read More

7 Famous Writers’ Unconventional Workspaces, Explained

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Full article with thanks to Where you write impacts how you write, plain and simple.  If you close your eyes and imagine the ideal workspace for writing, what type of setting would you envision? Perhaps you picture a room with plenty of natural sunlight and bookshelves overflowing with all of the authors you wish to emulate. Or, you may … Read More