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…
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…
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…
5 Questions On Self-Publishing Answered

5 Questions On Self-Publishing Answered

Neil Wright is a South African writer and the owner of Wright Publishing. He and his wife Liesel live in Johannesburg. They run a Game Lodge, Sigurwana “Close to Heaven” on the Soutpansberg in Limpopo Province. Wright says his books are non-fictional. Subjects include business…

Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs

Jaime Lowe is an American writer. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Lowe is the author of Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB and Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. Here are her eight tips for writing…
6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee

6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee

We were all saddened by the passing of Stan Lee, the legendary comic book artist and co-creator of some of pop culture’s most enduring superheroes. Here are six inspiring quotes from the legendary creator. ① Write what you love to read “If you write something…