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8 Traits I Wish Employers Knew About Writers

E.L. Tenenbaum gets it: writers work hard. Now, if only employers would. She shares here eight skills writers have that make them great candidates for that necessary-for-most day job. A first piece of writing advice I received was a warning...

Learn Screenwriting Lessons by Reading Screenplays — 10 Best of the Best

Reading great screenplays provides valuable screenwriting lessons for both emerging or seasoned writers. Professional script reader Ray Morton points out the craft tips in ten of his favorite scripts. Click to tweet this article to your fri...

Volunteering Is Networking

I thought I’d get real here and give some networking tips that go beyond the vague “make connections” advice you get at every networking event. I’m here to talk about volunteering. Remember how we had to complete that compulsory 40...

The 5 Toughest Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

If you find job interviews a) awkward, b) scary, c) stressful or d) all of the above, trust us – you’re not alone. After all, while you can take your time sprucing up your resume and crafting a killer cover letter, interviews literally ...

Profit Spikes in Short Bursts of Time: Small Projects Writers Should Pursue

Want to see an uptick in your freelance writing income? Author of Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin has a few ideas to get you started. In what we call the gig economy, writers routinely dream of contributing edit...

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Is that too short?

Hello!I’m working on the resumé of my book. I’ve read that it must be short and to the point. But it this one too short?Thanks for any feedback – I’m making baby steps there.******* Dear Agent, Fated to save the Dre...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

7 Spring Cleaning Tips For Students

It’s Springtime! The weather is getting warmer, flowers are coming back to life, and you’re probably close to summer break. Woohoo! Before you fully jump into the Summer spirit, let’s not forget that Spring is the time for cleaning. A...

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The editing process

So I’m a bit of a novice writer, currently writing my first full length work. Before I started I always presumed that editing was a bit of a waste. You would pick up the odd grammar or spelling error, but the story would pretty much r...

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Can I get a crit on the back blurb for my indie pub novel?

Catrin Lewis said: ↑ Ironically, these are the questions I want the potential reader to ask, and buy the book to find out. Click to expand… But there’s a fine line between being too vague (not giving enough information) and be...

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