5 Tips to Brand Your Writing Style

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Developing a writer’s brand can sound like scaling a cliff unless the writer has sound footing. Unfortunately if a writer fails to take distinct steps to establish a brand, the publishing industry will do the job themselves, and you might not like their choice. A professional writer seizes control of her […]

Taming the Beast Called Time Management

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Busy writers realize they must master the feat of time management or they will fall into a hole called overwhelmed and unproductive. With a few guidelines, we can learn how to take charge of our responsibilities and give us time to spare. The key is to understand life is filled with […]

9 Benefits of Participating in NaNoWriMo

by Alycia W. Morales @AlyciaMorales November is quickly approaching! As we focus on pulling out our sweaters and boots, drinking all the pumpkin spice lattes we can handle, and photographing the changing of the leaves, several writers will be gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). For the month of November, we’ll be shooting […]

Writing Through the Chaos

Tips to Keep Moving Forward When Life Happens

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson There has been a lot of chaos in our world lately—catastrophic wildfires, Unprecedented flooding with Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma—one of the largest ever. Even if you were fortunate enough not to be directly impacted by these large-scale events, chances are you have people close to you who were. Events like […]

Three Tips for Making a Swoonworthy Character

By Holly West, by @Holliambria @SwoonReads The word “swoon” is usually associated with romance, but at Swoon Reads we prefer the second, broader definition which, according to Merriam Webster, is “to become enraptured.” After all, as readers and editors, what we are really looking for is a book, from any genre, that sweeps us off our […]

Jumpstart Creativity with 31 Fun Field Trips for Writers

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Fall is my favorite time of the year. I could happily spend from September through November outside hiking, exploring, and road-tripping. In honor of my own personal wanderlust, today I’m sharing my list of places to explore. These are things that you can do by yourself, or get together with another […]

As Your Follow Your Writing Dreams, Are You Skydiving or Flying?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3:20 Sometimes (more often than not) I get caught up in the process of life. I’m an analytical sort of person, and I’m definitely […]

7 Mistakes That Make Every Writer Look Dumb

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Every writer wants to be viewed as professional, intelligent, and bestselling. Nothing wrong with those goals, and they are worthy and attainable. But when a writer consistently makes dumb mistakes, her credibility takes a nose dive as well as her career. Examine at the following mistakes. Are there changes on your […]