Book Review: Let’s Write a Short Story! by Joe Bunting

Let’s Write a Short Story! is a direct and to the point guide to writing compelling short stories for publication. In the book Joe coaches, motivates and challenges you to not only write a short story, but submit it for publication to literary journals and magazines. At once Joe describes the hard, honest reality of […]

Writing Without Limits

David Gaughran published a guest post article on his excellent blog Let’s Get Digital, by thriller writer, Matthew Iden. In the article Matthew discussed the End of Limits in writing and publishing stories. Gone is the need for specific word counts for specific genres of fiction and whether or not you are a new or […]

National Novel Writing Month is Coming

Although the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for those in the know) doesn’t begin until November 1st, it’s always a great idea to start planning your 50,000 word masterpiece now. Starting today October 1st, you have 30 days to get a story idea, sketch or outline put together in that time, so when the clock […]

Print Continues to Disappear

Lot’s of news in the world of eBooks. First, Reuters reported that the Huffington Post joined The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Vanity Fair, among publications getting into the lucrative and growing ebook business. The Boston Globe added a trio of ebooks about gangster James “Whitey” Bulger The New Yorker released a collection […]

Growing Pains of the Ebook Revolution

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 – 1860)   David Gaughran wrote a brief, but excellent blog article about the continued death spiral of print. There’s a huge “ripple effect” to this death spiral. […]

The Truth on How to Write a Book

This is article is on best selling author Scott Berkum’s blog . In short it’s excellent: Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book?… Here’s the short honest truth: 20% of the people who ask me are hoping to hear this – Anyone can write a book. They […]

Sacrificing for Your Art

John Scalzi is a Science Fiction novelist and Hugo Award nominee. In his popular writer’s blog ‘Whatever’ he talks about what you really need to sacrifice in order to be a writer. “Got a letter today from an aspiring novelist who is wondering if wanting to write means that one has to be willing to […]

“World’s Oldest Blogger” has died

A Spanish grandmother who became an Internet sensation after dubbing herself the “World’s Oldest Blogger” has died at 97. Maria Amelia Lopez, who died Wednesday, began blogging from her home in Galicia two years ago, winning over a large fan base of readers with her eclectic mix of commentary and nostalgia infused with a sharp […]

From Blog to Book

Heather Armstrong began blogging in 2001. She was fired after writing about her job and co-workers on her blog. After eight years, more than 6,900 posts and 1.5 million visitors a month, Heather’s brutally honest and often hysterical musings have been turned into the memoir, ‘It Sucked and then I Cried: How I Had a […]

Author’s Notes on the Revision Process

I must give Meg Gardiner author of The Dirty Secrets Club (Jo Beckett) and the blog Lying for a Living, props for leading me to an excellent article on what it took author Jeff Vandermeer to complete the first draft of his book. A must read for novice writer’s who think revising merely means running […]