Writer’s Block can happen when you’ve been pushing yourself too hard for too long, or when you’ve gotten so far out of practice that the keyboard feels more like a foreign device rather than a natural extension of your hands. It can even happen when you’ve just finished a successful project–suddenly the prospect of repeating the process can seem so daunting you don’t really believe you can ever do it again.
Writing can often seem like a solitary occupation, and for a new writer this can be discouraging. Sometimes it feels like you’re writing in a
Winter can be an invigorating time for us writer folk–we look forward to long months where the cold and dark give us the perfect excuse to spend hours upon hours curled up inside, happily plunking away at our manuscripts.
Many of today’s career authors maintain websites, blogs, YouTube channels and other online resources where they share their hard-earned writing wisdom, that is, the advice that got them from pre-published writers to the successful authors they are today.
You meant to write—you really did—but life got in the way. Things got busy, summer arrived, you took a vacation and never fell back into
The year 2020 did such a bang-up job on so many writers that here were are, nearly halfway through 2021, and most of us are
We’ve all heard it before: conflict is what drives stories. This idea has led to a market where bestsellers are stuffed with ever-increasing stakes that
Fairy tales are kind of my thing. Whether classics by Anderson and Grimm, modern versions of old favorites, or brand-new stories told in fairy tale
For over a decade, Catherine Fisher, author of the New York Times-bestselling INCARCERON duology, has been a firm fixture of young adult fantasy. Now, Fisher
Author Josh Roberts talks about recent success and the thrilling, chilling and sometimes painful experience of writing a second book.
A fast-paced fantasy adventure about a family, a goblin, and a world whose magic is slowly dying…
The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington (Random House, May 2020) is a charming middle grade novel that explores the nature of family, friendship, and honoring