To show writers ways to build a solid foundation for their writing. To provide tips and advice they could take right from these articles and apply directly to their work in progress. I wouldn't just say "show, don't tell" -- I'd give clear examples and advice on how to do that, so every writer could bring the story they wanted to write to life.Not everything suggested on this site is going to work for everyone, but that's just the way writing is. There is no "right" way to write, there's just finding the process that works for you. It's frustrating to be told "you must do this" when "doing that" is more your style.
This is why I bring guest authors to the site every week to talk about their process. To see how other writers do it so you can find the techniques that motivate and inspire you to craft the best stories possible.
Although I do take breaks as needed, you can usually find these posts on these days.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday: Writing Articles: I'll share general writing tips and advice. Both new articles, and updating some of the nearly 3000 solid writing articles from the archives you might have missed the first time around.
Tuesday and Thursday (And sometimes Friday): Guest Authors. Visiting authors and publishing professionals share tips, advice, and wisdom. It's far too easy for writers to feel alone, and these articles will show that they're not alone. Guest columns include:
- How They Do It: Focus on craft on how other writers write, from those first steps on how to write or handle a technique, to more advanced topics for those farther along in their careers.
- Indie Authors: Focus on tips and advice for those looking to self publish, covering a variety of topics from detailed how-tos to creating an e-book, to overviews on self publishing trends and philosophies.
- The Writer's Life: Focus on issues relating to being a writer or author, both business and personal. From managing your time, to dealing with writer's block, to the business of marketing your book, and more.
Saturday: WIP Diagnostics. Part critique, part teach tool, I diagnose reader submitted works in progress and answers questions pertaining to those works.
Sundays: No Posts.
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