Anthony Ehlers

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…
Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling

Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling

About a month ago, riding the train home from work, I looked up and through the window, the sky was low and turning to a dirty purple twilight. Just before the train and all her tired and distracted passengers started the final narrow stretch to…
Pulse Plotting – Get Your Novel Started, Right Now

Use Pulse Plotting To Get Your Story Moving

Get Your Novel Started, Right Now If you struggle with plot, there is a way to simplify it. Pulse plotting is a shortcut for the frustrated writer, the rebel writer, the experimental writer, or even just the panicked writer getting ready for NaNoWriMo. What is…

The Starter Block: Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo

Around the world, writers are getting ready for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as November is now known by writers, all itching to take on the challenge of writing a novel in a month. While part of the fun is writing the novel at…
Why We Ask You To Buy A Coffee

Writers & A Cup Of Coffee

Once upon a time... When I was in my early 20s, struggling as a writer, my desktop computer crashed. I didn’t have any money to replace it. One day soon after, a good friend showed up with a good second-hand computer for me. “It’s a…
Create Power Paragraphs For Stronger Storytelling

Create Power Paragraphs For Stronger Storytelling

When we look beyond story, we see structure. We can break a short story or novel down to scenes or chapters. Each is made up of words, sentences and paragraphs, held together by punctuation. Together, these create a wonderful narrative river, an unbroken stream of text…

3 Simple Ways To Kick-Start Your Writing

It’s morning - again. You’re at your writing desk. You’ve just opened your laptop. The blank screen faces you like a hangman’s shroud; the cursor blinks with metronomic impatience. You’re on your third cup of coffee and still the creativity won’t come. What do you…

Why Writing A Novel Isn’t Like Writing Poetry

Substance Before Style One of my most indulgent ways to spend a Sunday afternoon is reading poetry. Poetry is beautiful. But, a novel isn’t just about pretty words. Or, rather it isn’t only about pretty words. I’ll be the first to admit that I love…
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