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Lost in Iceland: Searching for a Better Writing Process

Nick Petrie, author of The Drifter, part of his Peter Ash series, shares his struggle with coming to terms with the writing process that works for him. I was in Keflavik airport, outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, waiting for a plane home aft...

5 Nora Roberts Quotes About Writing for Writers

Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is known for her romance novels. Today she’s out with a new romance, The Rise of the Magicks. It’s the third and final book of her Chronicles of The One series. With these Nora Roberts quotes,...

9 Elizabeth Berg Quotes About Writing for Writers

To celebrate the release of her newest novel, The Confession Club, here are 9 Elizabeth Berg quotes about writing from her 2010 WD interview. Elizabeth Berg, author of such novels as Open House and The Story of Arthur Truluv, spoke with W...

10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more. Tess Gerritsen is a bestselling author of rom...

Janet Evanovich Quotes for Writers About Writing

For the release of her newest Stephanie Plum book, Twisted Twenty-Six, here are 8 Janet Evanovich quotes for writers and about writing from her February 2007 WD interview. Bestselling author Janet Evanovich has been interviewed more than on...

10 Lisa Scottoline Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Lisa Scottoline quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Final Appeal, Look Again, and Don’t Go. In these quotes, Scottoline covers writing, character, dreaming, and more. Lisa Scottoline is a bestselling author...

8 Debbie Macomber Quotes About Writing for Writers

Enjoy 8 Debbie Macomber quotes about writing including the goals she has for her books and readers, and a bit of motivation for writers who have busy families. Debbie Macomber is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books feat...

12 Sylvia Plath Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Sylvia Plath quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel, and The Bell Jar. In these quotes, Plath covers poetry, love, Shakespeare, and more. Sylvia Plath was best known as an Ame...

A Halloween Writing Contest for Middle School Students

A couple of weeks ago I shared a selection of Halloween-themed ELA articles available through ReadWorks. As Halloween gets closer, it’s only nine days away, consider having your students participate… Read the whole entry at Free...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

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