Tools can improve your writing, but they can also keep you from it. As a technology enthusiast, I love a good writing tool. The problem: it can prevent me from doing the work. So I’ve found that the key to writing tools is minimalism. You’ll find lots of websites and tools out there, but picking the right one
It's time to master a power stronger than what they teach at Hogwarts: Storytelling.
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The last story writing manual you’ll need: Margaret Atwood’s 9 steps to five-star speculative fictionIt’s a genre that requires spunkiness.A mind that thinks outside the box. And still blindly knows its way around the box.How?Today, I want us to learn from a mastermind of speculative story writing, or as she calls it, the “wonder tales –
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You want to write a bestseller. Just admit it. Don’t you put your hopes in every book, thinking: This might be it? Don’t you yearn to crack the bestseller-code, discover that one formula that will get your books to the top? I will let you down. There is no formula. If there was, everybody would write one. But wait! Don’t click
James Patterson’s palms are sweating. It’s the Edgar award ceremony of 1977, the most prestigious awards in the genre. The winner of the ‘best first mystery’ is about to be announced. Patterson knows who is going to win. But up until his name resounds, he cannot believe it. He walks up the stage with hesitant steps, and as he