Writing

The 7 Best Writing Apps

The 7 Best Writing Apps

Ages ago, writers had to write by candlelight with quills and ink. Now, it's as easy as whipping out your phone while waiting in line at the grocery store and jotting down a few sentences. The question is, which app should you use to organize your writing? With so...

Plagiarism Checker: Free & Paid Software to Avoid Copying

Plagiarism Checker: Free & Paid Software to Avoid Copying

Part of the fun of writing a book is simply the freedom that comes with it. You start with a blank sheet of paper and or a blank document on your computer. Then you fill it with language: words in whatever order you want, all pointing to a particular theme or...

Memoir VS Autobiography: How to Get it Right

Memoir VS Autobiography: How to Get it Right

There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to memoirs and autobiographies.  While both are stories about an individual, one focuses on specific life stories that support a theme, while the other follows an individual from birth to present day. You'll be...

Online Writing Classes: Valuable Ideas to Implement

Online Writing Classes: Valuable Ideas to Implement

What should you look for from online writing classes? Great stories sell, but what makes a great story? Is it plot? Characterization? Writing? Often, it’s a combination of all three. But writing is an art and art is subjective.  Sometimes it can get discouraging....

Writer Grants: Funding for Your Next Novel

Writer Grants: Funding for Your Next Novel

Research is essential to great writing. Writer grants can help you add to your budget of doing thorough research. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, fantasy or memoir, dystopian or self-help, a well-researched book carries credibility.  Your research will look...

Speak Your Book: Dictation Software to Write Faster

Speak Your Book: Dictation Software to Write Faster

The use of dictation software might not sound controversial. However... For those of you who stay blessedly out of toxic internet circles: there used to be, and in some places still is, a debate as to whether audiobooks count as ‘real books,’ and whether listening to...

How to Write a Strong Opening Sentence & Hook Readers

How to Write a Strong Opening Sentence & Hook Readers

How many times have you picked a random show on Netflix, tried it, and then given up because it just didn’t quite hit? Those first five minutes or so are vital, and showrunners know it. A strong opening scene is everything. If you’re not hooked, you’re not going to...