Work-For-Hire Writing: Pros and Cons

Work-For-Hire Writing: Pros and Cons

This article is by Frank Cavallo. A few years ago I published my first novel. Nothing major, it garnered a small advance, with a relatively small print run at an up-and-coming indie press. Hardly JK Rowling territory, but as I’m sure all of us can relate, it was something I’d been trying to do for… Continue Reading

The Dark Lord: Trope Reboot

The Dark Lord: Trope Reboot

In the battle between good and terrible storytelling, we look for personal conflicts with complex characters.  Yet one trope gives our villain vague power and simple goals. It promises our readers a straightforward fight against the forces of evil. There’s one trope that just wants to rule them all. So let’s reboot the Dark Lord.… Continue Reading

Things to Do for Non-NoWriMos

Things to Do for Non-NoWriMos

With National Novel Writing Month fast approaching, writers all over the world are gearing up for 30 days of intense writing bliss. Coffee and energy drinks will be consumed by the gallons, tears will be shed, and fingers will be cramped. However, if you’re like me, an ex-NaNoWriMo, or Non-NoWriMo, then you might have a… Continue Reading

5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions

5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions

This article is by George Clark. In this modern age of the internet and self-publishing, the literary world is being flooded with new entries, in every genre, every day. Distinguishing yourself from the fantasy writing crowd can be a difficult feat to accomplish. Today, I am going to be discussing a particular aspect of fantasy… Continue Reading

Writing Outside Your Home

Writing Outside Your Home

A few months ago I wrote about how going for a walk can have a positive impact on your creativity (here). It’s time to build on that. How about bringing your writing tools with you? You could stop somewhere along the way to do a bit of writing. Sounds good? It is. Okay, correction, it’s… Continue Reading