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ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
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This growing niche of literature is becoming a large, explosive platform for authors and readers alike to come together and voice concerns and hopes, as well as brainstorm solutions and reforms so that the human race might be more inspired to take real, affirmative action to help curb the increasingly negative effects of climate change. read more
The Next One: One Author’s Perspective and Tips for Writing Beyond Your Debut Novel
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TC Schueler won the Gold Medal in the 2020 Reader Views Literary Awards for the Horror category. Today he shares some tips for writing your second (or third, or tenth) novel. read more
A Truly Apt Setting Sets a Story Apart
A Truly Apt Setting Sets a Story Apart 1024 576 Reader Views
Any good writer knows the importance of the right setting for their narrative, of creating the appropriate “world” the reader can inhabit for hours at a time. While this is a common mantra for science fiction writers—world building is a critical part of that genre—it is equally true for all fictional genres including mysteries. Sometimes this “world” can be as familiar as a small resort town or as unusual as a completely different time or place, even one the reader has never experienced. read more
Keep Your Writing Goals on Schedule
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Sometimes we are lucky enough to receive a piece of advice that turns out to be the gift that keeps giving. Keep your eyes and ears open because you just never know where that advice is going to come from! read more
“Maybe Writers SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff”
“Maybe Writers SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff” 1024 576 Reader Views
Most of the time we think a novel’s success depends on good plots, great writing and engaging main characters, and we’d be right. But, as I’ve read and studied some of my favorite authors, I’ve come to realize that these talented writers invest considerable time and effort in creating real, three dimensional characters for even their minor players. read more
Are Beta Readers Worth the Trouble?
Are Beta Readers Worth the Trouble? 1024 576 Reader Views
Today award-winning author, Randy Overbeck, joins Reader Views to share his experience using beta readers as an integral part of bringing his manuscripts to fruition. read more
Artist Draws Himself by J.V. Rivard
The Big Switch – Writing Outside Your Genre
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Award-winning author, J.B. Rivard provides tips on writing outside your genre, based on his experience writing Low on Gas–High on Sky, a nonfiction book of narrative history. read more
Knowledge Sharing – Building Your Presence through Guest Writing
Knowledge Sharing – Building Your Presence through Guest Writing 1024 576 Reader Views
Wouldn’t it be nice to have “best practices” buddies? A network of people to share and glean knowledge with? Good news, there is such a community! read more
Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other!
Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other! 1024 576 Reader Views
Sometimes it is difficult to be social, and vulnerable after sitting alone all day with your work in front of you thinking -… My precious…. – but if we do not take a risk and open ourselves, we not only will miss out on opportunities to better ideas, we will also keep committing the same mistakes and stay outdated. read more
And So, I Write…
And So, I Write… 720 960 Reader Views
I write and let it all out. I scream, I cry, I stand silent but as I write, I let it all out and put it out there for others to read, to get a glimpse of what love really is…the giving your heart, your time, your strength, your health, your everything only to see it go all away. So, I write hoping my words take away my pain. So that I can find myself again…find her, who I reluctantly let go almost a month ago, now free and healthy in my heart, in my memory, in who I have become. read more