Writers find inspiration everywhere. That’s one reason why travel can be very inspiring to us. Yet inspiration doesn’t always work out like we planned, and we might need to watch out for inspiration leading us astray.Pin It
For every author who’s been successful with Facebook Ads, dozens more have seen their investment disappear. Christina Delay’s sharing her advice on learning about our readers and reaching out to them with Facebook.Pin It
When we want to write inclusively, letting our lazy brain rely on assumptions can lead to problems. Bran L. Ayres is here with resources and tools to help.Pin It
Are we ready to hire an editor? To check, I’m sharing Part Two of Jeff Lyons guest post with the questions we should ask ourselves before hiring story help.Pin It
It’s hard to find an editor we can trust. To help, I’m sharing Part One of Jeff Lyons guest post with the questions we should ask before hiring story help, such as editors and consultants.Pin It
While all diverse stories are important, the stories that should be most encouraged are those from authors who can provide an authentic perspective. Today, Wendy Sparrow shares her insights on what “own voices” means and how others can improve their non-own-voices stories.
One of the many reasons we need feedback is to help us fill in the blanks for things we can’t see or for understanding how others might interpret our words. But what happens when readers see our words and understand our intention, but they don’t believe what we’re telling them?
The stories we write are affected by our worldview, but that’s not the only thing that might make us avoid writing about certain elements. By looking at the other reasons we might have, we can decide whether our avoidance makes sense or points out an opportunity to improve.Pin It
We’ve talked before about adding depth to our settings, but there’s another way to bring our settings to life and immersing readers in our story: layering unique details and sensory information. Today, Christina Delay to shows us how.Pin It
Many stories require research on settings, characters, careers, or a story premise. The difficulties increase if we need to reference non-contemporary details. Today, historical fiction author Kathy Owen shares her top resources for researching historical details.Pin It