Clocks Lie, a short story by Alberta writer Wade Bell
Learn how to write an autobiography that allows you to leave your life story for a son, daughter or other loved one. Basic information to help anyone get started.
Baggage Claim, a short story by psychologist Kelly Piner
Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2018, 2019 or 2020 or with a 2018, 2019 or 2020 copyright date, to enter the most rewarding book awards program.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards offers over 70 Categories - More than 70 Awards – with over 70 monetary prizes totaling more than $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book.
The Adventure Writers Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Family, the Clive Cussler Collector's Society, Braveship Books, Venator Media Services and Sven Gillhoolie Publishing is an international competition now in our ninth year. We have one category: Adventure, so any novels over 50,000 words that are in the realm of action/adventure/thriller/mystery - but chocked-full of adventure - are welcome. We do not accept sci-fi, fantasy, horror or young children's books. All fees collected are used to promote the contest, the finalists and the winner. We are a non-profit organization. We are open for entries January 1 through April 30 of 2020. See our website for info on rules and entering. As our finalist judge, Dirk Cussler says: "Get in on the action!"
Top Ten Tips for Writing a Novel from Pearl Luke, author of Burning Ground and Madame Zee
Creative writing resources for hours of inspiration, tips, activities, help, and entertainment for creative writers.
A good writing mentor can not only help perfect your writing, but can also teach, offer support and help you find paying markets.
Write a novel alongside a professional and receive regular feedback. Writing a publishable novel means nailing some crucial techniques.
Creative writing help and resources for writers and teachers from author Pearl Luke.
Building suspense in your stories is key to reader engagement. So which techniques work best?
Write your first draft without stress and writing blocks. Author Pearl Luke provides 8 steps to getting it done.
Original creative writing activities for the classroom or workshop
A novel synopsis, written always in the present tense, will reduce 90,000 words to fewer than five pages as interesting as the original.
Campie, by Barbara Stewart: An intriguing memoir about working in an Alberta oilfield camp
What is Creative Writing? This question might best be answered by showing, not telling, as in the three creative writing examples here.
Inspiring story starters for adult fiction writers. See how professionals start their stories and create interesting first lines of your own.
Writing Revisions: Work on them as you write, or wait until you finish a draft? Advice from Pearl Luke, author.
681 Cliches to avoid in your creative writing.
The creative writing process is personal. Real writers write, and they don't give up until they succeed.
Passive Verbs: How to avoid them and use 'was' and other 'to be' verbs correctly when you must.
Participles: When to use them, when to avoid them in your creative writing.
Book Writing Tips for Serious Writers Who Want a Career Writing
Creative individuals often ask if becoming a writer is difficult. The answer is no. If you want to become a writer, it is within your control to become one.
This bare bones autobiography outline template uses two key failures and a success, the classic three-act dramatic structure.
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