The 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge For 2019

The 2018 12 Short Stories Challenge Is Done

Congratulations to the following amazing writers who wrote 12 Short Stories in 12 months. I am very proud of you.  But, before you go hunting for your name, check out these interesting facts. Seven Interesting Facts: You wrote 12 short stories. You read and commented…
Michael Moorcock’s 10 Rules for Writers

Michael Moorcock’s 10 Rules for Writers

Michael Moorcock is an English writer and musician. Although he is published mostly in science fiction and fantasy, he has also written literary novels. He was born 18 December 1939. Moorcock became editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, where he championed the development of the experimental…
Do You Want To Write A Memoir?

Do You Want To Write A Memoir?

"Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Secrets of a Memoirist Have you always dreamt of writing your life story, but you have not known where to start? Secrets of a…
The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

Why You Need A Premise In Fiction

The Power Of The Premise In Fiction A premise in fiction is a brief statement that has been revealed in a story. Do you need one in your story? General Definition: An assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory. You…
11 Public Libraries Invaluable to World History

11 Public Libraries Invaluable to World History

Guest Post Though many people eschew carrying a physical book these days, preferring e-readers or apps to get their reading done, printed book sales continue to increase.  Every writer knows that there is just something about collecting words on corporeal pages that grants history, depth,…
Helen Dunmore's 9 Rules For Writing Fiction

Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules For Writing Fiction

Helen Dunmore was a British poet, novelist, and short story and children’s writer. She was born on the 12th of December 1952 and died on the 5th of June 2017. Helen Dunmore was the author of fourteen novels and 10 poetry collections. She won the Society of…
7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

[This excerpt is from our Secrets of a Memoirist course.] "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Even Memoirs Need Suspense Suspense is not conflict. Suspense means keeping readers on the…
How To Edit Your Podcast

How To Edit Your Podcast

Welcome to part three of our podcast series. In the first part, we discussed what you need to know about podcasting, in the second the equipment you need. Today, I will be discussing how to edit your podcast. Editing People are intimidated by editing of any kind.…
Breaking Down Writer’s Block

Breaking Down Writer’s Block

Guest Post While some people cry foul at the mere mention of writer’s block, claiming it’s all in the writer’s mind, the fact that there are days when your creative writing juices just don’t flow does exist. And it sucks. Not only do writing projects…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From November 2018

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in November 2018: 6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee C. S. Lewis’s 5 Rules For Writers Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling How To Define…