To say that Elizabeth “Ellie” Sipila is just a “writer” would be like labeling Emeril Lagasse as merely a “cook”. Like a master chef, Sipila wears many hats: debut author, small press publisher, book designer, freelance editor, and more (http://www.movetothewrite.com). Her debut novel Mark-Napped!, out this month from Pelican Publishing (the first in a […]
Have you ever fallen deeply into a story and emerged changed forever? There are probably moments in the text that stay with you, important scenes sprinkled through your memory. Those are moments infused with emotion. Here’s how you can add emotional intensity to your work.
We all have them. Our darlings, those words, phrases, or even chunks of description that we use over and over, often unknowingly. When editing a manuscript, the ability to kill our darlings is a vital skill. Here’s how to do it…..
Getting a contract for single book is great. But how about signing deals for *multiple* books? Here’s to how get started creating fiction series, and multiply your writing success!
Have you ever received a critique on your work that pointed out substantial issues? Yikes, it usually feels quite painful, particularly when it pertains to a story or poem that you really poured your heart and soul into. You want to vanish into the floor like the Wicked Witch of the West does at […]
Erin Teagan, author of the middle grade novel The Friendship Experiment and the Luciana, 2018 Girl of the Year books for American Girl, talks about her writing process.
Author Sally J. Pla talks about her two middle grade novels and upcoming picture book that feature neurodiverse characters.
She’s authored dozens of books. Now, as she celebrates her 35th year writing, Jane McBride offers her top 35 lessons learned. Enjoy some remarkable insight from a true professional.
No matter the age of your reader, knowing your audience is key. Knowing their tastes, their needs, their wants, their expectations is vital in penning the kind of stories that will touch their hearts and minds. Jane Choate is here to give you some easy steps to truly understand your readers.
Writing dialogue seems like it should be easy and natural. In truth, it can be quite tricky. Here’s some great advice to make mastering the art of dialogue much easier.