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…
Editing and Proofreading Fiction vs Non-Fiction: The difference
We’ve spoken at great length about the differences between editing and proofreading, the different types of editing itself as well as the importance of it all. Now to tackle yet another difference, let us take a look at why editing non-fiction is very different from…
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…
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?…
5 Tips For A Do-It-Yourself Proofreading Service
You can do this. You really can. While replicating the work of a professional proofreading service is hard, following the steps mentioned below will enable you to complete a decent edit all by yourself! The joy of writing inevitably paves the way for the trial…
Breaking down the writer’s block
DISCLAIMER: This article isn’t about overcoming writer’s block, but about skipping it altogether and journeying to a promised land full of inspiration and words. I think it should be safe to assume that your brain is refusing to supply you with words if you’ve ended…
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