Honesty in Writing #amwriting — Life in the Realm of Fantasy

I believe it was Ernest Hemingway that said, "...write the truest sentence you know." This is great advice for writers of all level and ilk...and a lesson I'm still struggling to learn. As writers, we are entertainers. We write books for people who want a diversion from the daily grind. No matter what the subject … Continue reading Honesty in Writing #amwriting — Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"While it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a merely competent one."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Even after a thousand pages we don't want to leave the world the writer has made for us, or the make-believe people who live there...The Rings trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien is a perfect example of this."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"The more fiction you read and write, the more you'll find your paragraphs forming on their own. And that's what you want. When composing it's best not to think too much about where paragraphs begin and end; the trick is to let nature take its course. If you don't like it later on, fix it … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I have my own dislikes--I believe that anyone using the phrase 'That's so cool' should have to stand in the corner, and that those using the far more odious phrases 'at this point in time' and  'at the end of the day' should be sent to bed without supper."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom

"Remember that the basic rule of vocabulary is use the first word that comes to your mind, if it is appropriate and colorful. If you hesitate and cogitate, you will come up with another word--but it probably won't be as good as your first one, or as close to what you really mean."--Stephen King, On … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom

#getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston

Before you send out your draft, let’s take a moment to step inside the minds of professional agents and publishers. Imagine them on their Monday morning commute hoping that today maybe … maybe … they’ll find the Next Big Thing in the book world. They know what they’re looking for and in a way they […] … Continue reading #getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston