The most edited page of an entire manuscript is the very first. The first page has a tremendous amount of responsibility. Not only does it set the tone and mood for the full novel, but it also must immediately hook the reader in a compelling—and sometimes showstopping—manner.
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When a blank page looks back: Six USEFUL tips for combatting writer’s block
I cannot pretend that there are not already a million and two blogs in existence on how to combat writer’s block. A quick Google search will generate thousands of (some really absurd) ideas, all of which are meant to help you break through that blank page.
So, You Want to be a Better Writer? 5 Quick Tips to Help You Show, Not Tell.
Originally appeared on the Burning Soul Press Blog 4.4.22 Everyone thinks they can write a book. How hard can it be, right? You sit down, you plot out a story, break it down chapter by chapter, and then start typing – and eventually you have yourself a book. Well sure, that’s one approach! But letContinue reading “So, You Want to be a Better Writer? 5 Quick Tips to Help You Show, Not Tell.”
How to Fit Writing into Life: Top Five Strategies for Making Writing a Daily Reality
“If you want to be an author. Be an author.” “You’re not human, right?” “Do you sleep?” “How do you find the time?” “But don’t you have children?” I kid you not – I’ve been asked these exact questions more times than I can count. And my answers are: “I disagree. I am most certainlyContinue reading “How to Fit Writing into Life: Top Five Strategies for Making Writing a Daily Reality “