Guest post by novelist/journalist and member Christina Hoag One of those writing clichés tells aspiring authors to “write the book you want to read.” That may be true, but make sure your book fits into an accepted genre or no one else will read it. As I was writing my noir crime novel Skin of … Continue reading The Importance of Genre
I just really can never get enough of these two. I'm a big fan of the last-minute panic technique. If only I could create that for myself on a daily basis...
Who would have thought you'd learn one of the most important lessons of writing from a 6-year-old boy and his imaginary tiger friend? Writing is an art and a business. The balance is tough, but once you understand the balance there's no question that you'll enjoy every moment of what you do.
This one is for all the sci-fi writers out there. I'm reading an amazing book, called "The Singularity Is Near," by Ray Kurzweil. I'd recommend it to anybody if you want to understand the way the world is changing, and how technology and science could shape the world in the next 30 years and beyond. … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Arthur C. Clarke
Well that's not creepy at all... but I mean, it's no wonder Stephen King is the modern master of Horror. I hope everyone has a terrifying... I mean a safe and fun weekend! Happy Halloween!
Over the past weekend, our very own Trevor Albert hosted an interview with Martin Short over at The Second City Harold Ramis Film School in Chicago. While the full interview isn't available, there are some great bits in the article below: Martin Short advises Ramis School students to ‘go see the greats’ This is great, and … Continue reading Get to Know the Legends
Last October I posted an In-Depth Interview on Stephen King, which deals more about his life, and what has influenced him as a writer. It's hard to realize how much his stories have an influence on our culture. Really, did you know just within the span of several months he has 5 projects releasing? Three … Continue reading In-Depth Look – Stephen King
Especially with that summer reading 😂 It's that time of the year to get lost in a good book.
A few months ago, I gave a reading at a local bookstore. A small but enthusiastic crowd attended, and I confessed to the audience filled with emerging writers that I had, in my 20s and early 30s, stopped writing for eight years, and that I had accepted I’d never write again. Then someone asked, … Continue reading In-Depth Look – Julia Fierro
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." What a wonderful and inspiring way to look at writing. Neil Gaiman has become quite a literary icon. My first introduction to his work was through his graphic novel, "The Sandman," which is a great read. The studios have been trying … Continue reading Rules for Writing Fiction – Neil Gaiman