Category Archives: Writing Tips

‘Journal’ Trilogy Debuts from Author Lisa M. Wolfe

Since giving her live to God more than 30 years ago, Lisa M. Wolfe has faithfully obeyed God’s direction for her life. She instills this same virtue in the female characters in her fictional books. Journal of a Lifetime, her … Continue reading

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Michael J. Scott Offers Readers Another Adventure

Michael J. Scott is the author of several series, including the Jonathan Munro books. Meet this talented author and learn what adventures await his readers. What inspired you to write your first book? My first novel, The Coppersmith, came from … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author Michael Braswell

Michael Braswell is the author of Interview with Joab, which was recently released by Ellechor Publishing House. He has published more than 20 books, including Morality Stories (with Joy Pollock and Scott Braswell), Justice, Crime and Ethics (with Bernard and … Continue reading

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Unblocking the Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block For many writers the worst part of the writing experience is the very beginning, when they’re sitting at the kitchen table staring at a blank sheet of paper or in front of that unblinking and perfectly empty … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Point of View

Some editors and publishers will tell you that a novel written from the first person point of view (I, we) is often a sign of an inexperienced writer, and—toss!—into the trash it goes. Check your local bookstore and take note of how many best-sellers are written in first person. They exist, but novels are far more often written in third-person narrative, and for good reason. Continue reading

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The Weekend Writer

Are you on­ly able to work on your book part time or on week­ends? Most of us have to squeeze writ­ing a book in­to small blocks of time. Per­haps you have a full time job or a busi­ness to tend … Continue reading

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Finish Your Novel in 4 Simple Steps

January 05, 2010 by  Lin Enger   You need stamina to transform that out-of-shape first draft into a story with staying power. Use these 4 revision strategies to make your novel go the distance. Novelists are the distance runners, the long-haul … Continue reading

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Art of Revising/Rewriting

Jeff Posey’s Blog on a Warrior Writer’s Workshop with Bob Mayer   Every writer is advised to revise/rewrite in three stages: Plot arc Character arc Symbolism arc That third one alone made my mind race for two weeks. But let’s … Continue reading

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Starting Your Novel

Synopsis Starting your story in the wrong place will stop the reader from getting past page one, so you must  learn to find the right moment to begin and where not to start. By using story questions to get the … Continue reading

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Balance the Party: Warrior Writer Guide to Creating Legendary Characters

Warrior Writer Boot Camp was created to fill a glaring hole in the world of critique by blending the insight of a beta reader with the world of the critique group. It has been an effort to steer writers away … Continue reading

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