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11 Steps to Writing a Bestselling Novel

11 Steps To Writing A Bestselling Novel

Guest Post Most writers dream about writing a best-selling novel. Are you one of them? A captivating story, with fascinating characters, vivid scenes, and a gripping plot are an essential first step. What if all the elements you believe make a great book are there,…
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…
Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow

Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow

Kurt Vonnegut was an American novelist, satirist, and graphic artist. He was born 11 November 1922, and died 11 April 2007. He is best known for his books which blend satire, black comedy and science fiction. These include the novels, Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions. Make Your…
Janet Fitch's Top 10 Writing Tips

Janet Fitch’s Top 10 Writing Tips

Janet Fitch is an American author, born 9 November 1955. She is best known for her novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection that has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film. Other novels include Paint It Black, and her…
Andrew Motion’s 10 Rules For Writers

Andrew Motion’s 10 Rules For Writers

Andrew Motion is a British poet, biographer, and novelist, especially noted for his narrative poetry. He was born 26 October 1952. Professor Andrew Motion read English at University College, Oxford. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He also founded the Poetry Archive, an online…
Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Many consider Pullman a worthy successor to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord…
Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He started writing westerns, but went on to specialise in crime fiction and thrillers, many of which were adapted for film. His best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which was filmed as Jackie…
10 Things William Faulkner Had To Say About Writing

10 Things William Faulkner Had To Say About Writing

William Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Born 25 September 1897 (died 6 July 1962), he is considered to be one of the most important writers of Southern literature in the United States. His novels include the titles The Sound and the Fury and As I…
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