Go to your favorite maps application and find all the bookstores within easy traveling distance. Look at each store and ask yourself: Is it right for my book?
Sure it would be great if we could pick a day where each town crier would climb to the top of a mountain and yell, "Henceforth, no more free words!" But in the real world, it's just not going to work.
According to everyone I spoke to, Mighty Writers represents more than just a writing program or a colorful logo, it represents a dream whose time has come.
Jay Parini offers us in less than 200 pages a warm, bold, strong, well-written historical biography of Jesus Christ. No kidding. It is probably the most reliable biography on Christ written for a century or two.
Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.
Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline.
The Secret Garden cemented my love affair with books -- well, novels -- and their power primarily to shield me from nay-saying, which I came to realize much later as bulwark against internalized homophobia.
In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.
Of all the writers who have tackled the Dark Knight over the past seven-and-a-half decades, none has written more individual issues, miniseries, or one-shots than Chuck Dixon -- he has over 300 Bat-stories under his belt.
If I were to look over the 500 posts I've written, I'd probably want to rewrite about 480 of them. I'd seriously regret having written another 10 of them. The last 10 would make me smile and reaffirm to me that I'm not half-bad as a writer.
From an email to a newsletter to a Facebook status update or tweet, the way your choose to communicate matters.
Jerry is one of those rare writers who goes between Hollywood screenplays and novels. He writes dark subversive stories and he somehow continues to get away with it.
Reposting the same content on social media can be quite a controversial topic. Some people don't like it at all, while others advocate it strongly.
I began writing Love Gone Mad with that What if? premise in mind. Soon, more complexities, complications and permutations evolved, so by the novel's third draft, the plotline went far beyond the initial What if?
Although it does sting, the realization that you're not good enough should not be an ego-crushing experience. It's a recurring thing in our lives, so we'd better learn how to deal with it. It happens in all areas of our existence.
I've been on a reading rampage as of late, even more than usual. Blame or thank my iPad and bunch of long flights. That's not to say that I read every...