“Every author in the history of the written word has been there: Staring at a blank page, unable to break through the freezing fear of putting pen to paper, of giving voice to thought …”
“Nothing trips up an author faster than the idea that writing is a single act, completed in a single attempt, rather than a process. Where and when the belief began is irrelevant; what matters is that it is wrong. Today, we are going to dispel the myth and explain how a manuscript is created.”
“Why should books for children require any less attention to the craft of writing than books for adults? The answer is that they shouldn’t.”
“When asked the elements of a story arc, some would simply answer, ‘The beginning, middle, and end.’ They would be correct. Within those larger sections, however, are smaller components that are critical to the success of the story …”
“Commas can be some of the most confusing punctuation to work with. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the rules as painlessly as possible!”
“The fact that no book will appeal to every single person is actually good news, it gives an author the chance to target a specific audience.”
“Sometimes, the ideas that stick with readers the most are the simplest. That doesn’t mean authors should dumb down their writing; it just means they should consider using fewer words, breaking apart complex sentences, and/or setting down the thesaurus once in a while.
When your words flow in a more conversational way, your readers will thank you for it.”