Maybe there aren’t a million names for the different kinds of writers out there, but there are as many ways to write as there are people who write.
Is there something noble — or inevitable — in suffering for art? Or can you relax, practice mindfulness, and do your best writing?<
Returning to old scraps of your writing ideas is one of the best ways to cure writer's block. That's why it's important to write everything down: the brilliant lines, the half-baked notions, and that nonsense you scribbled on a sticky-note after a dream.
Understanding your hero’s goals will help you plan your plot line and develop the engaging, motivated characters your readers will love to follow. Here are three easy steps to get you on your way to developing your characters' goals.
There’s this cult of the opening sentence, as if crafting a perfect first line is the key to writing a best-selling novel. Here's my take: it isn't.
According to a story from the New York Times, "research suggests that writing by hand allows [students] to process a lecture’s contents and reframe it — a process of reflection and manipulation that can lead to better understanding and memory encoding." The article, entitled "What's Lost as Handwriting Fades," goes on to say: "The researchers found that the initial duplication process mattered a great deal. When children had drawn a letter freehand, they exhibited increased activity in three areas of the brain that are activated in adults when they read and write: the left fusiform gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus and the posterior parietal cortex."
Here are 12 favorite BookBaby articles to inspire and aide you in your quest to write a novel!