Writing Tips

Metadata: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?
Metadata: What Is It and Why Is It So Important? 1024 576 Reader Views
The manuscript’s journey from polished draft to publication hinges on the author’s comprehension and provision of essential metadata, facilitating its navigation through the publishing process and enhancing its discoverability and marketing potential. read more
Cultivating Inclusive Narratives: Enhancing Indie Publishing with Sensitivity Readers
Cultivating Inclusive Narratives: Enhancing Indie Publishing with Sensitivity Readers 1024 576 Reader Views
Sensitivity readers have emerged as vital allies for indie authors over the past decade, playing a crucial role in shaping inclusive and authentic narratives that resonate deeply with diverse audiences. read more
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World 1024 576 Reader Views
As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s consider how we, as writers, can contribute to his enduring vision of equality and justice. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline 1024 576 Reader Views
JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned 1024 576 Reader Views
J.L. Askew recounts transitioning from historical writing to penning the novel “Alaska Deadly,” drawing inspiration from a wolf photo and personal experiences. The author underscores their creative journey, the hurdles encountered, and the significance of critical feedback for enhancing their craft. read more
On Writing Chase Scenes
On Writing Chase Scenes 1024 576 Reader Views
Today on the blog, Carolyn Howard Johnson shares invaluable insights on refining action scenes in your writing, drawing from her experiences on a Greater Los Angeles Writers Society panel, and providing practical tips to elevate your manuscript’s pace and intensity, essential for engaging readers and attracting publishers. read more
The Signature Voice: Crafting Prose with Personality
The Signature Voice: Crafting Prose with Personality 1024 576 Reader Views
Unleash the true power of your narrative with our insights on crafting a writing voice that’s emotionally rich, unmistakably vibrant, and authentically yours. read more
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer!
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer! 624 416 Reader Views
From solitary writing to the synergy of collaboration, explore how teamwork in editing and marketing enhances the author’s journey. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Getting Started
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Getting Started 1024 576 Reader Views
Joann Vega offers practical tips on memoir writing, inspired by her own journey with ‘Moments in Flight: A Memoir,’ and her program, Ancestry: Telling Your Story. She guides aspiring authors through the process of capturing and reflecting on their personal narratives. read more
Quit Your Day Job? Organizing Your Day as a New Full-Time Author
Quit Your Day Job? Organizing Your Day as a New Full-Time Author 1024 576 Reader Views
Becoming a full-time author is a journey that demands both creativity and organization—learn how to balance both in your daily routine. read more