The Writing Craft

Writing Tips from 41 Experts

Writing Tips 40 Experts Wish They’d Known as Beginners

January 30, 2018

How I wish I had known as a teenager what I know now! At 19 I worked full-time as a sportswriter for a daily newspaper. I loved my job, but I was ambitious and wanted to see if I could sell a story to the… [Continue reading below]

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Point of view in writing

A Writer’s Guide to Point of View

November 14, 2017

Budding writers often ask me: “How do I master Point of View?” The inability to grasp this concept is the most common problem I see in aspiring novelists. Veteran editor Dave Lambert says, “No decision you make will impact the shape and texture of your… [Continue reading below]

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3 Reasons Authors Shouldn’t Worry About Piracy but How to Protect Yourself Anyway

May 16, 2017

 Guest blog by Joanna Penn New authors worry about piracy, especially in this age of digital publishing and online marketing. Yes, piracy happens, but here’s why you shouldn’t let fear keep you from putting your words out into the world. 1. Serious readers prefer to… [Continue reading below]

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249 Strong Verbs That’ll Spice Up Your Writing

April 11, 2017

Do you ever wonder why a grammatically correct sentence you’ve written just lies there like a dead fish? I sure have. Your sentence might even be full of those adjectives and adverbs your teachers and loved ones so admired in your writing when you were… [Continue reading below]

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Show, don't tell

Show, Don’t Tell: What You Need to Know

March 21, 2017

You’ve heard this writing advice a thousand times, and you’ll hear it a thousand times more: Show, don’t tell. But what does it mean? If you struggle with the difference between showing and telling, you’re not alone. Once you’ve got it, it seems simple. But… [Continue reading below]

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