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Writing Book Review: The Irresistible Novel, and Story Trumps Structure

Today we have reviews of a pair of writing books by Writers Forum member Dave Smith. This is one way that anybody could contribute to Writers Forum. Send us your thoughts on your favorite books that have guided you as a writer.   For m...

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July WF Book Club Poll

If you’re looking for pure genre Westerns, there is no better writer of these (in my opinion) than Elmer Kelton—who was a 7-times Spur award winner. He died only a few years ago, and is output was prolific. Unfortunately very few of...

Queen’s Letter: My Country is on Fire

Writers Forum President and Queen Laura Hernandez submitted a short piece on supporting the protests in the middle of COVID-19 on the day the one demonstration was to assemble in the Kohl’s parking lot. Before I could get it posted, t...

Writers Contest Entry: Stage Craft

Today we present for your entertainment the first entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will b...

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Book Review scam on Goodreads.

I’m sure the more grizzled, experienced writers on here are aware of this, but I thought some fellow newbies to self publishing could do with hearing this. A couple of weeks ago I published my first ever E-Book on KDP. Soon after I ma...

Book Review: First Cut, by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

The March 14 Writers Forum program will be a presentation by Bay Area authors Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell. Their presentation will be ‘Working Stiffs: Getting Your Murder Scene Right.’ To get a good look at the talent they in...

What Should Writers Post on Instagram?

What should writers post on Instagram? What can writers post on a social network that is so focused on images? We dive in and share 10 things for writers to consider. The first question uninitiated writers may ask—and it’s a great quest...

Why (& How) Books Sometimes Get New Covers

Novelist and Editor-at-Large, Jessica Strawser, shares some of the many reasons why book covers might see redesign over the course of their lifespans. You get only one chance, the saying goes, to make a first impression. But if your book la...

How to Write BDSM Romance: Start With the Heart and Soul (and Dirty Dancing)

Learn how to write BDSM romance with heart and soul in this piece by Joey W. Hill, author of 50 published contemporary and paranormal BDSM romances. How did a North Carolina woman living in a small town make a successful 15+ year career out...

Wait! 5 Novel Editing Questions to Ask Before Your Book Is Actually Done!

In this post, Kris Spisak shares 5 novel editing questions to ask before any next steps in the publishing process, including “does your story have a strong narrative drive,” “is your protagonist too passive,” and more. Storytelling ...

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