Bar Jokes for English Majors (and Authors)

Found this jewel through another blog. Being a wordsmith, I was delighted by each of these and I learned something, too! You should check out her blog, too, by clicking the link. I couldn’t find her name, but she’s a genius! By Bluebird of Bitterness Bar jokes for English majors A dangling participle walks into a […]

Craft: Proactive and Reactive Scenes

by Randy Ingermanson It sounds horribly old-fashioned to say this, but once a month, I go to a critique group with real, live writers. These days, it seems that most writers communicate electronically. That’s all fine, but it’s just more fun to get together in person, so we do it. One of the most common […]

3 Ways to Handle the Overwhelm of too Many Story Ideas

by Jennifer Harris As writers we’re creative and that means story ideas tend to pop up at every turn. Just sitting at a traffic light observing what’s happening around us could be the starting point for a complete novel! Pretty soon our brains become overpopulated with ideas until we find ourselves overwhelmed, stuck, or jumping […]

Finishing

by Sarah Tun There was once a very wise man who wrote, “… One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward… ” (Philippians 3) It is just a small piece of his many writings, but Paul the Apostle, also known as […]

4 Tips on Catching an Editor’s Attention

By W. Terry Whalin Do you feel like you are pitching your book projects into a black hole with little or no response? As a writer and now an editor in the publishing business, I’m aware of my own responsibility to be communicating with others via email or phone. As an acquisitions editor at Morgan James […]

Improve Your Writing with Story Circles

by Margaret Welwood They say—and I agree—that reading your story out loud helps you to detect awkward places. If you stumble, so will your reader. But what of reading other authors’ stories out loud—stories that you and your (grand)children enjoy? I read at day cares, the museum, the library, and other venues, reasoning that as […]