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How to Assess the Value of the Characters in Your Novel

If your computer won’t boot up how will you type your story? The problem that prevents your device from turning on relates to the problem that makes characters and stories…

Ep. 35: Marcia Meier 2.0

Marcia Meier, the guest from our premiere episode, returns to close out our first season by updating host Fred Klein on the latest tools authors have for promoting themselves. From…

SBWC New Media Panel (June 2011)

This panel about using new media (Facebook, Twitter, blogging, podcasting, websites, etc.) to expand the writing platform took place at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2011. Moderator: Marla Miller…

Ideas for Writing an Article

Writing for magazines can be fun and sometimes you can even get paid to write an article. First you need to brainstorm some ideas. In On Writing Well William Zinsser…

Building Your Author Platform with a Facebook Page

If you’re looking for a literary agent or want to get published, you should have a Facebook page for either yourself or your proposed book. This is an essential part…

writing good beginnings to stories

How to Write Great Beginnings for Your Stories

The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about how we begin our stories. When you pick up a novel or short story where do you…

Creating Living, Breathing Characters

When asked what makes a story tick, Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, said he’s noticed a common tread. “More dialogue and more character development….

Improve Your Writing

It is rumored that James Joyce worked on one sentence in Finnegan’s Wake for fourteen years. We don’t need to go that far, but a polished story is the editor’s…

Ten Twitter Tips for Authors

Whether you’ve published books or write a column, interacting with your fans is important and will keep them interested. Twitter is just one integral part of marketing strategies for authors….