Category Archives: Writing Tips & Tricks

Creative Writing Reality Check: Authors DON’T Know The Ending Ahead of Time

Great post on whether writers do (and should) know the ending of their stories ahead of time. Advertisements

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Writing for You: The Writer’s Handbook

Writing for You: The Writer’s Handbook.  Exciting news from The Crimson League (aka Victoria Grefer)!

6 Tips for Staying Organized While Writing a Series

Are you writing a fictional series? Are you lost in a sea of characters and events that are increasingly difficult to manage? Then read Sarah Cradit’s post on how to get your series in order.

Facebook Nation

I recently created a profile on Facebook, at first to follow the lives of the younger members of my families.  But I’ve since gone Facebook crazy with adding apps, including trying to add my blog posts.  Although this old gal has a bit of a learning curve with Facebook, it is insanely easy to set […]
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The Horror of Women Writers

Sunday’s NY Times Book Review section has a great essay by Terrence Rafferty called Shelley’s Daughters. Rafferty remarks on the irony that the “mother” of the horror novel gave birth to more sons than daughters, e.g., Poe, King, Lovecraft. And the few daughters she may claim did not always write prolifically in the genre of […]
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Writer’s Reality Check

JA Konrath, author of the Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thriller series, has a great blog at  A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing.  In particular, check out his “Brain Check” post.  JA provides a list of instructions for writers trying to persevere in this information-laden and book-heavy age: 1.  Study the situation. 2.  Set attainable goals. 3. […]
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Setting Deadlines for Writing

Karen Zara, guest blogger at the Writer’s Resource Center, has a lively post on why deadlines may be almost as good as money to spur your writing. Yes, indeed, she makes a compelling argument for how deadlines can determine whether and what you write, and, of course, that (ideally) translates into making money. Click here […]
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Sustainable Writing

Morgan O’Donnell, guest blogger at the Writer’s Resource Center, offers some great ideas for making your writing environment sustainable.  She uses the classic science fiction novel–Dune–to support her insightful ideas.  My favorite:  “All good writers recycle.”  To see what I mean, read her full post by clicking here.

Writers Can Have Lives Too

Guest blogger at the Writer’s Resource Center, Cesar Torres, argues that writers can (and should) have lives.  He presents five ways to “get your life back.”  They involve the usual (but critical) “using time effectively” to intriguing suggestions of being “present with people.”  To learn more, click here to read the full post.

Let a Newbie Stimulate Your Creativity

Sebastian Keller, guest blogger at the Writer’s Resource Center, has a stimulating post on using art to inspire one’s writing.  To keep inspiration alive, we must challenge the rules of our craft, which Sebastian admits is a lot easier for a newbie to do.  He encourages writers to “develop that magical perception. Everything is meaningful, […]
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