A troll who mocked the Harry Potter author's offer of writing tips got some caustic counseling.
Establishing a platform proves to agents and editors that you are a) a rising star and b) that you have an established audience
With that being said how serious are you about your writing? Is this something you're doing for the love of money instead
So often in writing, we get pulled by the words or by the characters or some other exciting part of the process. However, the reason readers are going to keep coming back to pick that book up again is for the actual story, the drama and the high stakes to get to the end.
Years ago I read the Goethe quote, "The worst thing one can do is to think ill of oneself." It seemed true enough to me at the time -- I certainly thought ill of myself now and again and it never led to any good. But Goethe didn't say thinking ill of oneself was one of the worst things you could do; he said it was the worst thing you could do.
However many people end up reading our work, each individual person will have their own relationship with what we have written. Some will love what we write, some will be indifferent and some will flat out hate it.
Over the past month, I was honored to chat with Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy. Sometimes, if we are lucky, someone comes along who we instinctively know is an authentic, good person.
I write to contract, which means I hear the constant clang of the deadline bell. Add in a high-maintenance family, which
When I first started out as an Event Planner I wanted to have a place where I can share some tips and recipes that I would