Month: June 2012

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Business Writers Make

There has never, in history, been a greater demand for words. ~Thad McIlroy, The Future of Writing Everything begins with a word. Everything you say. Everything you write. Everything you think. Without words, there is no news, no opinion, and no connection. You can have…
15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write Don DeLillo White Noise novelist Don DeLillo wrote a letter that appeared in the April 1996 issue of Harper’s, featured in Jonathan Franzen’s article, “Perchance to Dream.” The essay explored the roles of authors, readers, and written works…

Writers In Wartime

Writers in Wartime Ernest Hemingway, Ambulance Driver - WW1 Kurt Vonnegut, Infantryman/Scout - WW2 Tim O’Brien, Infantryman - Vietnam Evelyn Waugh, Royal Marines/Special Operations Executive - WW2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Signals Officer Infantry - WW1 Roald Dahl, Fighter Pilot - WW2 (Source: myimaginarybrooklyn)
123 Ideas For Character Flaws

123 Ideas For Character Flaws – A Writer’s Resource

Use this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, to explore 123 ideas for character flaws. Use them for the characters in your books. Pay special attention to creating the four main characters in your novels. Great characters have good and bad traits. They…

Punctuation Cartoon

Source for comic: Wrong Hands Buy a copy of John Atkinson's book: Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn’t