Quintessential Guide to Writing the Breakout NovelDonald Maas is a successful literary agent, an exceptional teacher with a masterful grasp not only on his topic but on how to motivate people, and a gifted writer with a knack for turning a phrase. While Writing the Breakout Novelis written for authors seeking the traditional route to publication, … Continue Reading ››
How do you write a novel in logical steps?
Janalyn Voigt:Having the zeal to write a novel will carry you through a lot of bumps on the rocky road to completing it. The road you choose is an important factor that will either expedite the process or waste your time. Set a logical course … Continue Reading ››
If you face marketing a book as an introverted writer, be sure and check out my guest post for my agency's blog, Wordserve Water Cooler: Marketing for the Introverted Writer. Here's a lead-in to the post:
“All you need is you, yourself,” marketing expert and author James Rubart once … Continue Reading ››
Question: What is writing voice?
Janalyn Voigt:Susan May Warren describes a writer's voice as personality on paper. That distills the concept, but it's still a little abstract. Just what is personality, anyway, and how does a writer put it on paper?
Writing Voice is Personality DefinedThe Free Dictionary defines personality as “The totality of … Continue Reading ››
Don't ask me why I consider myself an expert on avoiding author burnout, or maybe you've already guessed the reason. Yes, my thoughts on this topic come from first-hand experience. One of the faults of a visionary type like myself is that my ambitions all too often can overload my resources. Mostly out of self-defense, therefore, I've … Continue Reading ››