Category Archives: Resources for authors
Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there
This week the emphasis is on opportunities for writers. Some of these competitions are quite specific, and will need some work to refine an entry. Others will just be right for that piece that only needs a final polish. Why … Continue reading →
If you are new to writing shorter fiction, you may find it difficult to define your work. Is it a short story? Is it a novella? This post has a handy table to guide you through the process of identifying … Continue reading →
First lines are important. They grab attention. Last lines are important too. They stay with the reader. So here are some tips for first and last lines. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
I’ve finished my first draft, so now I need a proofreader. It is the email that makes my heart sink. Yes, I know you have put a lot of effort into getting this far. But no, I’m not in the … Continue reading →
Here is a handy post about how being a beta reader can improve your work. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
We haven’t had any writing tips from famous people for a while. Here are some thoughts about vivid fiction from Edgar Allan Poe. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Writing a sequel is a good marketing ploy. People know they liked the first one, so it is easier to persuade them to give the next one a try. And of course, you already have an element of the planning … Continue reading →