You have been working on your writing skills for a while now and you feel that you finally have a piece you have perfected. You’ve been looking at submission guidelines and noticed that a lot of them want a summary of your story included in the items you send to them. What should you put… Continue reading Writing an effective summary
You want your readers to be able to picture the story you are telling them. You want them to be able to look around the setting you’ve chosen as if they’ve actually been there and you want them to think of your characters as old friends. How can you create compelling descriptions to make sure… Continue reading Compelling descriptions
You have been writing for a little while now and you’ve really enjoyed the process so far. While you may recognize and appreciate this this is a fairly solitary endeavor in many ways. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t craving some interaction with others on the same path. How can you find other writers to… Continue reading Finding other writers
You have been getting more serious about your writing and you feel that you are finally ready to head to a writing conference. You’ve searched high and low to find the ideal option to suit your needs and now you are preparing to enjoy your time there. What should you bring with you? Every conference… Continue reading What to bring to a writing conference
You have been writing for a while now, and you feel that attending a writing conference can help you get to know some people in the industry and offer you additional insight into what this type of career entails. How can you choose the right conference to attend? Writing conferences can vary greatly in content,… Continue reading Choosing a writing conference
Your writing is a very personal thing, and you want to make sure you have spent the appropriate amount of time on a piece before presenting it to the world. However, there are some people who will want to view your drafts, or simply discuss things with you along the way. It can be simple… Continue reading Explaining your writing to family and friends
You have been working on your writing for a while now, and you feel that it’s finally time to try to get your work out there to the public. Should you publish under a pseudonym? If you are just starting out and haven’t had any of your work head out into the world just yet,… Continue reading Should you write under a pseudonym?