The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to […] … Continue reading Erika Beebe shares some excellent advice on jump-starting your brain with Flash Fiction
Words For Charity is pleased to announce that it has awarded its “Philanthropic Scribe” grant to Alexander Zondervan. The “Philanthropic Scribe” grant is chosen from the authors who have published a story at Words for Charity to raise money for one of several great causes that are featured. From this group of authors a computer … Continue reading “Philanthropic Scribe” Grant Awarded
Words For Charity is pleased to announce that it has awarded its “Benevolent Quill” grant to Daniel Magner. The “Benevolent Quill grant is awarded to the individual who short story(ies) contributions raised the most money during that specific grant period. Daniel donated three stories that raised money for Kaboom, an organization that builds play … Continue reading “Benevolent Quill” Grant awarded
It’s hard not to romanticize scientists. They dip their glass tubes into the hot, swirling chaos of the Universe and pour out humanity’s greatest achievements. Microwavable popcorn. Extra-durable phone cases. Puppy shoes. Look, I don’t have a great grasp on science, okay? But I am taking a course on it in college, and it’s been […] … Continue reading Advice on scientific realism
We all use them in our daily life, those extra words that give us a chance to regroup our thoughts when conversing. Words such as "like" and "you know" have been parodied for years in both the film and written arts. But other words such as "Because", "Actually" and "So" go under the radar and … Continue reading Like, you know, Verbal Pauses in a Short Story!
....if I had written those short stories long ago, would writing my novel be an easier process today? via Why You Should Be Writing Short Stories - E.M. Welsh
Publish for Charity an Illinois 501c3 will be closing submissions for the 2017 Grant Program for http://www.wordsforcharity.org. on April 30th. Now is the time to submit your stories for review and possible selection as a winner of one of our generous $5000 grant awards. Grant One - A grant of $5000.00 (minimum) will be awarded … Continue reading Words for Charity 2017 Grant Program Submissions deadline in 4 weeks!
The incredible beauty of writing is that there are no personal physical limitations to creating a great story. Whether it is a novel, short story, poem, verse or any other format, the quality of the work is the story telling talent of the individual’s passion, imagination and skill. Imagination and passion are unique inherent traits … Continue reading Control your Content!
Anthony Powell’s brilliant twelve-novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. Volume 2 contains the second three novels in the sequence: At Lady Molly’s; Casanova’s Chinese […] … Continue reading Recommended Reading in the Rainy Season
...Do not fall into the trap of believing that longer articles are always better. There is no point saying something in one thousand words if it can be said in one hundred. Everything in this article applies to Short Stories, I guess we're living in a world of life as a short story. via How … Continue reading Love this Article about Blogging