Here is a compendium of the top writing advice posts on the blog. Of course, the best source is my guide How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel You Will Love Forever. But these posts will hopefully help you along the way: Before You Start An overview of how to […]
If you have arrived at this post by chance, it is sadly out of date! Please head here: How to write a query letter Art: De dorpstimmerman by George Offermans
This book publishing glossary been in the works for a while. Please let me know if I missed anything in the comments section and I’ll add it. Advance – The money a publisher pays an author to publish their book. This money is an advance against royalties. This means that the author does not receive […]
Lots of links again, so let’s get started! Also, thanks to the Hastings Entertainment Law class for hosting me this morning, you guys asked some really smart questions about the business. But then: you’re law students. Of course you people are smart. First up: Blog reader plugs! Reader Scott Rhoades has an article called “Great […]
Lupina had a great idea for a You Tell Me: What are your favorite books on writing? I’ll kick it off with a nod to Robert McKee’s STORY. Yes, it’s about screenplays, but I haven’t seen a better breakdown of how to create a great plot. What’s your favorite?
But first, a word on yesterday’s You Tell Me, which was one of the most fascinating discussions evah. While I will leave it to everyone else to decide how they personally feel about the appropriateness or accuracy of King’s statement, I would like to address the broader question of who can and should decide what […]