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Normally in these articles about magazine writing, I focus on positive ways to make a difference. From my years in the publishing …

November 13, 2017

I attended my first writing conference when I was sixteen-years-old. This is what lead to the publication of my first novel, PURPLE MOON. …

November 9, 2017

“Oh, you’re a fantasy writer? I love ‘The Lord of the Rings.’” “I don’t write that kind of fantasy.” “What other kind …

November 7, 2017

By Doug Peterson Glass breaks. But even better, glass shatters. A knife cuts. But even better, a knife slashes. A thief …

November 5, 2017

Career success as a freelance copywriter depends on your ability to secure the right clients. If your clients cost you time, wear …

October 30, 2017

From Script to Stage/Screen Part 4 We have explored four of the major responsibilities placed upon any director in the production of …

October 29, 2017
Love writing

Girl Meets Boy. Lots of problems. Finally, Girl Gets Boy. That’s my new formula for romance writing. Most readers of romance in …

October 23, 2017

As a long-time writer for magazines and a former magazine editor, there are some basic truths about publishing in magazines. Through writing …

October 13, 2017

A poet must choose his words for sound as well as meaning. You could call it verbal music. When you compose music, …

October 12, 2017

Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

Do your characters fight right? Action is often a big part of the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Your story may not have …

October 7, 2017

In our first article, we looked at how research was vital to prepare any director to present a script onto the stage …

October 4, 2017

Once Upon a Time: Trade Secrets of Copywriting from Ancient Near Eastern Storytellers The internet is abuzz with storytelling. Novelists, filmmakers, and …

September 29, 2017

  Book Genres specify the types of literature that share certain common aspects. Genres include mystery, romance, historical fiction, fantasy, dystopian, adventure, …

September 21, 2017

When you boil it down to the basics, writers and editors are both seeking the same thing: excellent writing.  I’ve been writing …

September 13, 2017

Do portals that move your character to another time and place work within modern storytelling? This is the question fantasy and sci-fi …

September 7, 2017

So, you think you want to write a romance? It’s a great genre. We all love fairy tales where the prince and …

September 2, 2017

If your lifelong dream is to write Bible studies, craft devotional guides, or create fiction for today’s Christian woman, you may not …

August 29, 2017

A Kill fee? Is that legal?  What is a nut graf anyway? Is sounds like a surgical term or carpenter’s tool. I …

August 26, 2017

In the previous post, we discussed how writers can build a blog readership by establishing a brand, deciding on a topic, and …

August 21, 2017

My daughter-in-law is a first-time mom to my newest grandchild. Dylan is four months old and, of course, absolutely beautiful in …

August 21, 2017

Recently a Morgan James author and I were talking about writing for magazines. She admitted that she had tried several times …

August 13, 2017

In our first article, we looked at how research was vital to prepare any director to present a script onto the stage …

August 12, 2017
Entertainment

We’ve spoken before about how little details can help color your storyworld. Societal habits, mating customs, dinner choices, and environmental aspects are …

August 10, 2017

When I was in elementary school, I was taught to incorporate as many adjectives and adverbs into my stories as possible.   …

August 9, 2017
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