In Which Genre Should You Write?

In Which Genre Should You Write?

Sooner or later every author faces the question: in what genre do you write? It can come from friends and family when they find out you're a writer, but most often, it seems to come from yourself in the form of, "In what genre should I write?". It's largely a personal...

Daily Writing Prompt #3

Daily Writing Prompt #3

Your grandmother dies and leaves you a treasure trove of family photos. While flipping through the albums one night, you come across a picture of her when she was about your age, standing in front of an old car with a group of her friends. Your girlfriend is one of...

Daily Writing Prompt #2

Daily Writing Prompt #2

You wake up on Halloween morning to a nasty surprise—an early snow has dumped 2 inches of the white stuff. Even nastier? There is a set of footprints leading up your driveway and into your house. You live alone.

How Many Words Are in a Novel?

How Many Words Are in a Novel?

If you're a fiction writer, then sooner or later you're going to run into the issue of how to classify your work. Is it a short story? A novella? A full-blown novel? And just how many words are in a novel, anyway? That's a hard question with no clear-cut answer, but...

Daily Writing Prompt #1

Daily Writing Prompt #1

Your wife wakes you up in the middle of the night to feed your baby, who is screaming in the next room. You start to get up but then remember that you don't have any children.

Make a Promise, Keep a Promise – Quick Writing Tip

Make a Promise, Keep a Promise – Quick Writing Tip

There is little worse in this world than setting a goal that is really meaningful to you … and then blowing off the work required to achieve that goal. You’ve looked yourself in the mirror and said, “This is part of who I am. I must achieve this to fulfill my life’s...