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Historical Fiction’s Most Popular Titles

By |2020-07-14T15:24:16+00:00September 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

If you read (and loved) our post on Outlander, you’ve already gotten the first hint about our September reading theme. Would you believe it if I told you that historical fiction is the fifth most popular genre of fiction overall? With a readership comprised of mostly women in their fifties, [...]

The Great American Classics

By |2020-07-14T15:30:24+00:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

As school gets back in session, students of all ages will be required to read classic literature. But what exactly makes a novel a "classic"? How old does a book have to be in order to be considered a timeless treasure? What topics influence a nation of readers, generation after generation? Which books [...]

Win $35,000 in Writing Contests This Fall

By |2020-07-14T15:31:43+00:00August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As the leaves begin to turn colors in New England, and the waters of the Pacific begin to cool, we writers turn our thoughts to coffee mugs, sweaters, and early mornings with our laptops. Autumn is one of my favorite times to get back into the rhythm of writing. This Fall, [...]

The Magic of A Writing Prompt

By |2020-07-14T15:32:37+00:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In my writing career, I have utilized a variety of writing prompts. Usually they were provided by teachers, and often were vague or, even worse, too restrictive. I found myself dreading these assignments because I thought writing prompts hindered my creativity. However, as I matured as a writer, I realized [...]

10 Books To Unleash Your Inner Writer

By |2020-07-14T15:34:35+00:00July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It's Book Club Week! As writers, we may experience time periods where we feel stuck and our creative process is undoubtedly hindered. This diverse list of top 10 books for writers will give you inspiration, insight, and direction to becoming a better writer all-around. These are the books you'll want to [...]

Traditional or Self-Publishing?

By |2020-07-14T15:40:20+00:00November 2nd, 2017|ebook, gatekeepers, literary agents, publishing contract, publishing house, query, self publishing, slush pile, Time Commitment, Traditional Publishing|

Self-Publish or Traditional? The inception of self-publishing created an “earthquake” in the traditional publishing world. Over the past years, publishing houses have been forced to merge or close until there are five major corporations—more on this later—that control the majority of what is now traditional publishing. While many writers still [...]

Looking To Hire A Writer?

By |2020-07-14T15:40:36+00:00October 16th, 2017|ghostwriter, idea for your book, royalties, work for hire|

You’ve got an dilemma brewing in your mind. You know your material, you know what you want to write about BUT you really don’t know where to start. Or, you start to write but realize you simply don’t have the time. What do you do? At this point, it is [...]

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