Challenges of part-time writing
Life feels like a busy circus the moment you step out of high school. Once you start working, move towns or start preparing for higher education, you get occupied with all sorts of things. And still, end up doing very little. Millennials keep their schedules…
Short stories: Do’s and don’ts
Where else does the phrase “Less is more” fit more perfectly than in relation to short stories? Well, hundreds of other contexts in the modern world, yes. But the origins of the phrase can be drawn back to the golden era (mid-nineteenth century until 1917)…
Your next career move – Part-time writing
You want to write a book, being an author has been your lifelong dream. But life got in the way, and now you’re stuck with your job and daily chores. Making time to write amidst your daily grind seems impossible. Don’t hang your gloves already….
What ESL students can learn from ESL writers
For anyone who’s looked up recommendations for must-read books, Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov is a common sighting. This novel is a cornerstone in the English literature world. Such is the impact his first work in English has garnered over the years. His first nine…
The 10 Golden Rules To Pick A Perfect Book Title
You thought writing the book was the biggest hurdle. Or maybe editing it was. But what are you going to call it? Don’t judge a book by its cover, they say, so how about we judge the titles? With thousands of books being released every…
Tips for the Author: The Art of Storytelling Using The Hero’s Journey
What do you have in common with Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Peter Parker, Hercules and Lilo? You’re all heroes, and this is the story of your journey and how you as an author could make it a lot more compelling. First, a little…
Editing vs. Proofreading – What’s The Difference?
Straight off the bat, let’s establish that editing and proofreading are not the same. However, most people remain unaware of this, hence the necessity of this blog to reinforce the same. Think of editing as this big umbrella and proofreading as one of the many…
A Professional Editor’s Tips On Writing Young Adult Novels
There are more young adult novels in the market than they could be bothered to read, and you obviously want your story to fall into this category. So how do you ensure that your Pulitzer worthy novel gets its rightful place on that bestseller rack?…
Yesterday And Cliché
Once upon a time, there were a few innovative phrases and metaphors that made authors’ work seem like a breath of fresh air. Those phrases made an impact that could’ve lasted an eternity, but you can have too much of a good thing. It was…
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